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4:19 pm
Tue June 2, 2015

FIFA President Sepp Blatter Resigns Amid Corruption Scandal

Originally published on Tue June 2, 2015 6:35 pm

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1:01 pm
Tue June 2, 2015

Amid Bribery Scandal, FIFA President Sepp Blatter Will Resign

FIFA President Sepp Blatter talks to the media during the FIFA Post Congress Week Press Conference on May 30 in Zurich.
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Originally published on Tue June 2, 2015 3:09 pm

Amid a bribery scandal involving top executives of world soccer's governing body, FIFA President Sepp Blatter is resigning.

Blatter made the announcement on Tuesday during a press conference, just days after he easily won an election to a fifth term.

"It is my deep care for FIFA and its interests, which I hold very dear, that has led me to take this decision," Blatter said, according to FIFA's translation of his remarks.

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NPR History Dept.
10:47 am
Tue June 2, 2015

How The YMCA Helped Shape America

An adult gymnastics club performs a group stunt on the parallel bars at the Rochester, N.Y., YMCA at the beginning of the 20th century.
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Originally published on Tue June 2, 2015 3:53 pm

The American wing of the Young Men's Christian Association — a worldwide organization founded in London in 1844 — launched the first basketball teams and group swim lessons in the U.S., popularized exercise classes and created the oldest summer camp still in operation, the YMCA's historians tell us.

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The Two-Way
10:45 am
Tue June 2, 2015

Reports: Sepp Blatter's Top Lieutenant Involved In $10 Million Payment

FIFA Secretary-General Jérôme Valcke (right) and FIFA President Joseph Blatter attend a press conference in 2014.
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Originally published on Tue June 2, 2015 11:04 am

When U.S. authorities announced last week that they had indicted a group of senior FIFA officials on allegations of corruption, they left one big mystery: They said a "high-ranking FIFA official" had transferred $10 million to an account controlled by former CONCACAF President Jack Warner. That payment was allegedly part of a bribe to help South Africa secure the right to host the 2010 World Cup.

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Sports
5:45 am
Tue June 2, 2015

In The Stanley Cup Final, National Anthem Singers Also Compete

Originally published on Tue June 2, 2015 2:12 pm

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NPR Story
5:08 am
Tue June 2, 2015

Many NFL Players Make Abysmal Financial Decisions, Research Shows

Originally published on Tue June 2, 2015 8:05 am

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NPR Story
5:08 am
Tue June 2, 2015

UAB Reinstates Football Program But With A Financial Caveat

Originally published on Tue June 2, 2015 8:05 am

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Remembrances
5:18 pm
Mon June 1, 2015

Jerry Dior, Designer Of MLB Logo, Dies At 82

Originally published on Mon June 1, 2015 10:46 pm

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We now remember Jerry Dior, who, in 1968, wasn't trying to create an icon. In fact, the logo the graphic designer made for Major League Baseball was supposed to be around for just one year.

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The Two-Way
4:44 pm
Mon June 1, 2015

A 92-Year-Old Ran Her 16th Marathon And Broke A Record

Harriette Thompson, 92, and her son Brenny Thompson finish the Suja Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Marathon on May 31 in San Diego.
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Originally published on Mon June 1, 2015 7:28 pm

If a 92-year-old can run a marathon, anyone can, right? If you need a little inspiration, look to Harriette Thompson of Charlotte, N.C. The 92-year-old finished the San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Marathon — her 16th such race.

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The Two-Way
10:53 am
Mon June 1, 2015

'The Onion' Strikes Again: Indicted Ex-FIFA Exec Quotes Satirical Article

Former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner cites The Onion in his defense. Warner was one of 14 FIFA executives indicted last week on corruption charges.
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Originally published on Mon June 1, 2015 4:28 pm

In the latest case of public figures confusing The Onion for fact, we give you Jack Warner.

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