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In today’s world, the news happens so fast that it’s nearly impossible to keep up with the latest, breaking developments. Here are five quick headlines to keep you up on the stories that might have gotten lost in the shuffle this week.

How well does Selena Gomez know herself? Find out in this Gomez vs fan showdown.

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It’s one thing to know a ton of trivia about your favorite celebrity, but imagine going head-to-head with that very person while they’re sitting directly across from you. Brooke, a true Selenator, found out earlier this week, the intensity is real! The trivia wasn’t easy, and even Selena couldn’t answer every question. So who won? Check out the vid.

Central America has solid gold beetles?

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For years, scientists and bug enthusiasts have been baffled by the scarab jewel beetle’s appearance, which sports a golden exoskeleton that would make this billionaire jealous. Found in Central American countries such as Costa Rica and Panama, scientists are still on the fence about the beetle’s unique appearance, which they believe is either effective in evading predators or possibly used for a mating. One thing scientists now understand is how it got its appearance. Check out the link below to get the full story.

MORE: Secret of why jewel scarab beetles look like pure gold, explained by physicists

Alex Rodriguez becomes first Latino guest to jump into the “Shark Tank.”

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A-Rod is no stranger to entrepreneurial endeavors. The 41-year-old ex-Yankees infielder has spent years developing his own brand — specifically A-Rod Corp — and now he’s all set to put his skills to good use on an upcoming episode of “Shark Tank.” Not only will he bring his own experience, but he’ll also be the first guest Latino Shark in the show’s nine seasons.

MORE: Alex Rodriguez Will Be First Hispanic Shark on Shark Tank

This $300 million chunk of emerald was just discovered in Brazil.


Weighing in at just under 800 pounds and standing 4.3 feet tall, this emerald rock probably contains enough jewels to pave a city block in Oz, if Oz were a real place. The massive stone was unearthed last month, in the Carnaiba Mine, located in the state of Bahia, in northeast Brazil. The rock’s owner is currently in hiding and says he’s moving the rock from one secure location to another in hopes of protecting the safety of his family. As the Daily Mail reported, the rock’s owner, who remains anonymous, said, “Extracting the stone was extremely difficult. It took ten of us more than a week to get it out because it was 200 meters down in the ground.”

MORE: Miner who discovered massive $300MILLION emerald weighing 800 lbs in Brazil goes into hiding because he fears thieves will kill his family to get it

Mexican director Jorge R. Gutierrez opens up about “The Book of Life 2.”

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In 2014, critics and moviegoers alike agreed that “Book of Life” was one of that year’s breakout movies. The film, produced by Guillermo del Toro and directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez, featured the voices of Eugenio Derbez, Diego Luna and Zoe Saldana. Fans of the first movie can rejoice, as Gutierrez just announced a sequel is in the works. As Gutierrez told Variety, “The sequel grew from that and people asking what was gonna happen with the characters, what’s gonna happen to the gods? The sequel embraces all these things and, in a weird way, is a continuation of the story with everybody you love from the first movie.”

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Some People Think Brazil Rigged Copa America In Their Favor Since They Were The Host Nation

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Some People Think Brazil Rigged Copa America In Their Favor Since They Were The Host Nation

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For the first time since 2007, Brazil has won the ultimate South American soccer tournament, Copa America. Brazil played against Peru in their home Maracaña stadium on Sunday, July 7 with a solid 3-1 victory. That small fact means something even bigger for Brazil. The country’s team has won the title every single time it has hosted the tournament. While some folks think that the tournament is rigged in Brazil’s favor, there were quite a few factors that were not in the winning team’s favor.

Neymar, arguably Brazil’s best player, had to sit out of the game due to an ankle injury.

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Neymar and his son sat very close to President Jair Bolsonaro, albeit on the sidelines. Fans have remarked on how upset Neymar looks to be benched. He had ruptured a ligament in his ankle just days before the game in a friendly match against Qatar last week.

Forward Gabriel Jesus, who scored for Brazil, was sent to the bench after a foul.

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With 20 minutes left in the game, Gabriel Jesus was sent to the bench for his second yellow card. That means that Brazil had ten players to Peru’s eleven, and still beat them.

“Brazil deserved the victory,” Peru coach Ricardo Gareca said.

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“We played better than we did in the previous match. We have improved as a team,” an encouraged Gareca told reporters. “We still have to improve more, but we are on the right track.”

Neymar’s replacement, Everton, was named player of the final.

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“I gave everything I had today,” said Everton. Nobody, not even coach Tite, could have imagined that Everton would even be playing in the final, let alone carry the team. You’ll see his head in the bottom left corner of the image above.

Argentina’s Lionel Messi publicly called the Copa América referees “corrupt.”

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After a bizarre red card against Messi during the third-place playoff against Chile Saturday, he told reporters, “I feel a lot of anger because I think I did not deserve that red card because I think we were playing a very good game. We were ahead, but, as I said recently, unfortunately, there is a lot of corruption, the referees. We leave with the feeling that they did not allow us to be in the final, that we were ready for better.” 

Defensive midfielder, Carlos Henrique Casemiro, had a classy response to Messi’s comments.

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This Twitter user is throwing shade back at Messi for his comments. “Those with a mouth can say what they want. It’s not up to me to speak, it’s a delicate subject,” the soccer player told reporters. “It’s not for me to say if the refereeing was good. We need to congratulate Peru for the good Copa America they had.”

While Brazil is celebrating a victory, they’re also commemorating a historic loss against Germany.

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Known on The Internet as #7x1Day, on July 8th, 2014, Brazil lost the FIFA World Cup to Germany in a disgraceful 7-1 loss. Germany scored four goals within the first six minutes of the game, and it got worse from there. At the last minute, Brazil scored a consolation goal but ultimately lost big. That game marked the end of a 62-match home unbeaten streak going back to the 1975 Copa América when they lost to Peru.

Of course, the Internet is doing its thing.

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Obviously, @TrollFootball is trolling us all with this screen grab from that infamous Germany-Brazil game. Latinos definitely came out to call BS on this claim. At the time, Germany’s jerseys looked pretty similar to Peru’s and have enjoyed a redesign.

Even Jesus is wearing a Brazil jersey now.

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And also, apparently, holding a gleaming trophy that’s shining brighter than Jesus himself! They say we create a God of our own understanding. This is how Rio’s God is looking–freshly outfitted and winning.

Felicidades a Brasil!!! 🇧🇷

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Brazil’s streets were flooded with fans after the victory, and we don’t think they’ve stopped partying since Sunday. Enjoy it!

READ: Brazil’s Soccer Reina Marta Trumps Germany’s Miroslav Klose For All-Time World Cup Scoring Record

Maria Joaquina Is The 11-Year-Old Trans Latina Skater Changing The World Of Competition

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Maria Joaquina Is The 11-Year-Old Trans Latina Skater Changing The World Of Competition

At just 11-years-old, Brazilian prize-winning roller-skater Maria Joaquina can skate circles around most of her competitors. Still, despite her level of athleticism, the elite skater is facing various obstacles on her path to success. Mostly because of transphobia.

In a recent report by BBC, Joaquina was celebrated for finishing second in Brazil’s national roller skating championships. Typically, this achievement would have guaranteed her a slot at the South American regionals.

Unfortunately, the South American Skating Confederation is attempting to prevent her from competing.

SASC typically allows skaters to compete as women if they have a female name on their official ID.

Joaquina does not.

Though she goes by a feminine name, the 11-year-old still has the male name given to her at birth on her birth certificate.

When the South American Skating Confederation first contacted Joaquina to notify her that she’d been disqualified from competing, her parents hit back. They took the Confederation to court and ultimately won an injunction that made it so that she would be allowed to skate in the girls’ regional competition.

Then, a seemingly corrupted series of events happened.

The Confederation ordered that the skating order be changed and Joaquina was moved from her original slot as the last competitor to the very first. All without even a slip of notice.

Video of Joaquina taking part in the regional competition that day is hard to watch. With little to no time to prepare, the skater went out onto the floor and fell. Over and over again and when she couldn’t bear it much more she began to cry. All while pushing herself to finish her skate.

In an interview with the BBC, Joaquina’s father explained that it was too much pressure.

“People saying that you’ve not been accepted and [we] don’t want you to compete” had clearly taken its toll on her. And while the Confederation has said that the schedule change was not meant to sabotage Joaquina’s performance, it also reiterated its policy of “only letting skaters compete as women if they have a female name on their official ID.”

And yet, Joaquina has used the experience to continue to florish.

In her interview with BBC she explained that she wanted “people to understand that I’m a girl. It might still say João on my ID, but I know I’m a girl.”

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