June 30th, 2014
10:27 AM ET

Decades Later, Grandfather Will Get to Attend World Cup Final

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff," a Brazilian grandfather is rewarded for saving his 1950 World Cup final ticket. CNN's Chris Cuomo reports.

Joedir Belmont had a ticket to attend the final game of the 1950 World Cup between Brazil and Uruguay.

But he didn't go because he had to stay home with his sick mother.

He kept the ticket, and when he recently tried to donate it to FIFA for its new museum, he got a special surprise.

The organization exchanged his original voucher for a new one to this year's game.

Even better?

His two sons get to go with him too.

If you have #GoodStuff news, let us know.

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June 30th, 2014
10:14 AM ET

Experience This Favela and Explore the Other Side of Brazil

For this year's World Cup, Brazil has put its best foot forward.

From thousands of miles away, one sees Ipanema's glistening beaches, multi-million dollar soccer stadiums and thousands of screaming, exuberant fans.

Yet nestled in the hills above Rio de Janeiro, a different dimension of Brazil languishes in poverty, succumbs to violence and struggles with drug abuse.

The slums, called favelas, lurk ominously over Rio's natural splendors.

Densely populated, with narrow streets and unreliable infrastructure, the favelas are, more or less, Brazil's underbelly - highlighting the stark economic divide between the rich and the poor.

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June 30th, 2014
09:48 AM ET

John Oliver Takes on Summer Break for the Supreme Court

CNN's John King highlights a joke by John Oliver that looks at what many consider to be the best jobs in Washington.

 

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June 30th, 2014
09:32 AM ET

What Month is it? Severe Storms and Atlantic Tropical Threat

A variety of dangerous weather has meteorologists asking "What month is it?'.

Spring-like severe storms and heavy rain will impact the Midwest today.

This comes after heavy rain in Memphis and parts of Arkansas broke historical records.

But more like August weather, a system near Florida could develop into a tropical cyclone this week.

Along with heavy rain for the Southeast Atlantic coast to start the week, this system could rain out the Fourth of July from the Carolinas to the Northeast.

Stay tuned to "New Day" all week as we follow the developments.

 

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