July 04 Issue

Cover story World
The Middle East is engulfed in chaos, with Al-Qaeda and its radical Sunni offshoots metastasizing and on the march
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In Focus

Dry Streaming

Tabuk, Saudi Arabia—Dedicated soccer fans watch the 2014 World Cup Group B match between the Netherlands and Australia at a camel market. The first round of matches has broken viewing records around the globe: FIFA, soccer’s international governing body, says 42.9 million people watched the broadcast of the opening match between Brazil and Croatia; 11.1 million people watched ESPN’s coverage of the U.S. match with Ghana; and Japan’s loss to Ivory Coast was seen by 34.1 million in Japan, double the number for the next biggest sporting event there.
Launch Slideshow 4 PHOTOS
The kidnapping of three Israeli teens is dividing Palestinians—and puts the Palestinian Authority chief's leadership at risk
New World
Instead of random numbers, the passwords of the future will rely on our knack for remembering faces
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