World Cup final: France crowned world champion after 4-2 win over Croatia

(CNN)There was to be no final, dramatic twist in a World Cup which has been full of joyous surprises and jaw-dropping late drama. This was the highest-scoring final since 1966 and an entertaining climax a wonderful tournament deserved. In 90 high-octane minutes there was a controversial VAR decision, an own goal, record-breaking feats, a pitch invasion and an underdog pushing a heavyweight to its limit.

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Colorado’s next governor could be a gay man. It’s a big deal.

The name Jared Polis may not ring a bell. But by November 2018 it should. As a gubernatorial candidate, the businessman and politician is championing a boldly blue platform in the traditionally purple state of Colorado. And he just took a big step toward the history books. Photo by John Moore/Getty Images. On June 26, the 43-year-old father of two — who’s focused his campaign on issues like Medicare for all and universal public preschool — defeated his Democratic primary challengers and is headed to the general election with the wind at his back. If he succeeds in November, Polis…

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Influencer Fast Track by Gundi Gabrielle

Book Summary: Gundi Gabrielle is the bestselling author of beginner internet marketing guides in the SassyZenGirl series offers a new, no-nonsense advice for coaches, consultants, professionals, and entrepreneurs to go from unknown players to well-known and respected influencers in very little time. Her 2018 guide Influencer Fast Track-From Zero to Influencer in the Next 6 Months offers readers a blueprint for establishing themselves in their niche, making their name known, and becoming a trusted authority in their field. Find on Amazon – https://amzn.to/2tKxQil San Francisco Book Review – 5 stars Author of the bestselling beginner internet marketing SassyZenGirl books series,…

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Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ to stay on Netflix after new deal

You can still catch one of Chef Anthony Bourdain's well-loved shows on Netflix.Image: Getty Images As the world continues to reel from the tragic death of Anthony Bourdain, many fans have been revisiting his great work, from books to television. Now Netflix has announced it’ll still be easy for fans to do so on its streaming service.  SEE ALSO: President Obama joins other big names in posting touching tributes to Anthony Bourdain The run of the chef’s CNN series, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, was to leave the streaming service on Saturday, June 16. But Netflix announced on Tuesday afternoon that…

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Apple is releasing iOS 11.4 with support for Messages in iCloud, AirPlay 2 and more

Apple this afternoon will officially release the latest version of its iOS software for your iPhone and iPad, iOS 11.4, which at last adds support for Messages in iCloud, along with other new features, including most notably, AirPlay 2 and an update that allows two HomePod speakers to work together as a stereo pair. Messages in iCloud was first announced a year ago at WWDC 2017 as a way of keeping conversations up-to-date across all your Apple devices, including iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac. Its introduction means you’ll now be able to access your entire Messages history when you…

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The Way by Kristen Wolf

Book Summary Anna is a striking and spirited young girl living in ancient Palestine where being a daughter is a disappointment. While her father excitedly anticipates the birth of his first son, the invisible Anna endures a life of drudgery. One bright spot in her world is the crippled old woman living by the village well who declares that the headstrong girl possesses a powerful destiny. But before the elder can reveal her prophecy an unexpected tragedy strikes Anna’s family and her father—dressing Anna as a boy—sells his daughter to a band of wandering shepherds. Abandoned and armed with only…

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How Global Sporting Events Run On Bribes & Help Dictators

Soccer: it’s the sport the rest of the world calls “football”, despite how loud America yells otherwise. It’s also the global obsession that peaks every 4 years with a World Cup. This year’s Cup is about to start in Russia. 2026’s Cup is about to get awarded to the United States and Canada and Mexico, maybe. And everyone is abuzz about which of the perennial contenders (minus Italy, minus the Netherlands) will win it all. That passion for the game means big crowds, big glory, and big money. But did you know it also created the world’s most brazen white…

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Illustrator Shows How Disney Princesses Would Look Like If They Pursued Careers In 2018, And The Result Is Awesome

“I’ve seen numerous reimaginings of the princesses but not one like this — showing them as successful career women,” Burt told Bored Panda. “To many people, the Disney princesses have become so much more than just characters in movies. I wanted to create these to inspire others in hopes that they can find a career that they love and a career that makes a difference.” “This project took about two and a half months to complete. This was a passions project that I had to juggle with my normal day-to-day responsibilities at work, but I was able to complete roughly…

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Someone Figured Out How Far Frodo and Sam Walked in Lord of the Rings

Imgur user mattsawizard took the seemingly painstaking time to figure out the relative distance that Frodo and Sam walked in their journey to rid Middle Earth of the one ring. It’s tough to gauge distance in the Lord of the Rings books, but this really puts it into perspective. And probably put lots of blisters on their hairy hobbit feet. 1 From Hobbiton to Bree Pin It Via mattsawizard The genius who figured this out is English and so mostly used those touchstones to give a sense of the distance. From Hobbiton to Bree, where the traveling hobbits first meet…

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