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FIFA Officials Arrested On Suspicion Of Corruption

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 4:04am

Swiss authorities in Zurich have arrested six FIFA officials suspected of both receiving and paying bribes. David Greene talks to Matt Apuzzo of "The New York Times." The paper says U.S. prosecutors will unseal indictments on Wednesday of senior FIFA officials charged with corruption.

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Raging Flood Waters Do A Number On Wimberly, Texas

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 4:04am

One of the areas hardest hit by the flooding in Texas was the hill country town of Wimberly. Mayor Steve Thurber explains how his residents are coping in the aftermath.

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Chechen Leader Is A Hero Or A Villain Depending On The Movie

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 4:04am

Ramzan Kadyrov says he will soon star in a Hollywood-style action movie. At the same time, an opposition group released a movie detailing his alleged human rights violations.

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Relentless Cable Mogul John Malone Works Behind The Scenes

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 4:04am

John Malone, the man behind the proposed $55 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable by smaller Charter Communications, controls some of the best known media and entertainment properties in the country.

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Cleveland, DOJ Reach Agreement Over Police Conduct

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 4:04am

The Justice Department reached a consent decree with Cleveland over the practices of its police department. The agreement lays out specific rules on when an officer can and cannot use deadly force.

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Indians Wait For Prime Minister Modi's Promises Of Better Days

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 4:04am

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi won a historic election last year promising "better days are coming." He has now completed a year in office. We take stock of his achievements, or lack thereof.

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Alabama Considers Legalized Gambling To Close Budget Deficit

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 4:04am

In conservative Alabama, legislative leaders propose bills to open up gambling and start a state lottery as a way to shore-up sagging state coffers. The governor, instead, proposes higher taxes.

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Influential Photographer Mary Ellen Mark Dies At 75

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 4:04am

Mary Ellen Mark's work appeared in such publications as Life and Vanity Fair. Her photo essay on runaway children in Seattle became the basis of Streetwise, an Academy Award-nominated film.

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Author Margaret Atwood Contributes Manuscript To Future Library

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 4:04am

As part of the Future Library project, Margaret Atwood's Scribbler Moon will not be read until 2114. Trees, that will be made into paper for that text, were planted last year in Norway.

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Massive Storm System Wreaks Havoc In Texas, Oklahoma and Mexico

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 4:04am

As the storms lumber eastward, they broke extreme weather records in northern Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma. Dozens of people have been killed in flooding, tornadoes or are missing.

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How Will The Next President Protect Our Digital Lives?

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 4:03am

For the first time in a White House race, the candidates will need a game plan for cyber policy for Day 1 in the Oval Office and will have some tough choices to make.

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For Sports Immortality, Third Or Fourth Time's The Charm

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 2:32am

Tennis players Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic both have the potential to win Grand Slams, one of the rarest achievements in sports. But it's not an easy feat.

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As Antibiotic Resistance Spreads, WHO Plans Strategy To Fight It

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 2:32am

The problem has gotten so bad that some doctors are pondering a "post-antibiotic world." The World Health Organization says countries need to boost surveillance for resistance and develop new drugs.

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Charter To Pay $78B For Time Warner Cable

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 8:02am

The deal comes after federal regulators killed the proposed merger between Time Warner and Comcast. NPR's Renee Montagne speaks with correspondent Jim Zarroli for more details on the proposed deal.

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British Cities Act To Protect Ducks With Their Own Lanes

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 5:44am

In London, Manchester and other British cities, those strolling and biking along urban canals have to make way for ducks. White lines mark the new lanes with sprayed on silhouettes of ducks.

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Artist Makes Money Off Of Other People's Instagram Photos

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 4:16am

Richard Prince has a new exhibit in New York called "New Portraits." Is it steeling when he uses other people's Instagram photos? Prince has been challenged in the past and won.

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As Wells Dry Up, Calif. County Aims To Streamline Solutions For Water

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 4:03am

The lack of rain has hit all of California hard, but perhaps no place more than Tulare County an hour south of Fresno. It's home to 60 percent of the residential wells that have gone dry in the state.

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Heavy Rotation: 'Hard Time' By Seinabo Sey

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 4:03am

Each month for our series Heavy Rotation, public radio music stations name a favorite song. Carmel Holt of WFUV in New York talks about her choice: the song "Hard Time" by Swedish artist Seinabo Sey.

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U.S. Citizen Stranded In Yemen Sues State Department

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 4:03am

Several Yemeni-American men report being stranded temporarily in Yemen after the U.S. seized their passports. They say the government accused them of fraud and forced them to sign false confessions.

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Md. Episcopal Diocese Chooses Replacement For Defrocked Bishop

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 4:03am

The Episcopal diocese of Maryland has chosen an assistant bishop to replace a former bishop who is accused of killing a bicyclist in a hit-and-run accident, while driving drunk and texting. The new bishop, is a recovering alcoholic who counsels those struggling with addiction. Renee Montagne talks to the Right Reverend Chilton Knudsen, who has made addiction counseling a key part of her ministry.

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