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Greenpoint, Brooklyn has been known as Little Poland for its distinct culture brought by the large Polish immigrant population in the 1980s. More recently, much of the Polish crowd has been disappearing from Greenpoint as the town is undergoing gentrification. This change is bringing challenges to the community as it struggles to sustain its character. Our host Falah Jalali visited Christina’s, a local Polish restaurant, where she tried pierogies, a classic comfort food, and talked about how the town has changed over time.

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Who would have known that on a scorching summer day in Brazil, Mexico would receive an icy bath of heartbreaking reality — a last gasp penalty kick that would eliminate them from the FIFA World Cup. The decision — and the dive that forced it — were heavily scrutinized on social media. Minutes after the match, chaos broke out on Twitter — giving life to a meme that would echo in the feeds of Mexican football fans for years. “No Era Penal,” was born.

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