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Iraq
4:50 pm
Wed May 27, 2015

Iraqi Forces Prepare To Reclaim Ramadi From Islamic State

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 7:11 pm

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Law
4:45 pm
Wed May 27, 2015

U.S. Justice Department Files Corruption Charges Against FIFA

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 7:11 pm

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Sports
4:33 pm
Wed May 27, 2015

Aaron Davidson, Miami Sports Marketing Executive, Charged In FIFA Inquiry

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 7:11 pm

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Sports
4:33 pm
Wed May 27, 2015

Indictments Raise Questions About Sepp Blatter's Reign Over FIFA

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 7:11 pm

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Asia
5:33 am
Wed May 27, 2015

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

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 2:24 pm

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The Two-Way
4:07 am
Wed May 27, 2015

U.S. Indicts 14 In FIFA Corruption Inquiry

The FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. On Wednesday, Swiss police raided a Zurich hotel to detain top FIFA officials as part of a U.S. investigation into corruption.
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Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 2:08 am

Updated at 2:50 p.m. ET

Arrest and search warrants have been executed against senior FIFA officials and several executives for what the Justice Department says was a corrupt scheme that gleaned "well over $150 million in bribes and kickbacks" over the course of 24 years.

The department announced that it has indicted 14 people from the U.S. and South America β€” including nine senior officials with FIFA, soccer's international governing body. Seven of the FIFA officials were arrested in Switzerland early Wednesday.

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The Two-Way
7:28 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

Heat Wave Claims More Than 750 Lives In India

An Indian farmer sits Tuesday in his dried-up land in Gauribidanur village, in southern India's Karnataka state. More than 750 people have died in a heat wave that has swept across the country.
Jagadeesh NV EPA/Landov

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 4:23 pm

More than 750 people are dead in India in a heat wave that has seen temperatures in some parts of the country touching 118 degrees.

Most of the deaths have occurred in southern Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states. The Associated Press reports that more than 550 people have died in Andhra Pradesh since May 13; the number is 215 in Telangana since April 15. Indian news sites say the toll has exceeded 1,000.

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The Salt
5:42 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

Sip It Slowly, And Other Lessons From The Oldest Tea Book In The World

A range of Darjeeling tea at Goomtee Tea Estate in Darjeeling, India.
Jeff Koehler for NPR

Originally published on Tue May 26, 2015 6:03 pm

At least 2,500 years ago, tea, as we know it, was born.

Back then, it was a medicinal concoction blended with herbs, seeds and forest leaves in the mountains of southwest China. Gradually, as manners of processing and drinking tea were refined, it became imbued with artistic, religious, and cultural notes. Under the Tang Dynasty (AD 618–907), the apogee of ancient Chinese prosperity, the drink involved ritual, etiquette and specific utensils. During this period of splendor, the first book dedicated solely to tea was written by Lu YΓΌ.

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World
5:27 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

'Journey To Jihad' Tells Story Of Belgian Teenager Who Joined Islamic State

Originally published on Tue May 26, 2015 6:31 pm

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Goats and Soda
5:27 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

How Worried Should We Be About Lassa Fever?

A single Lassa fever virus particle, stained to show surface spikes β€” they're yellow β€” that help the virus infect its host cells.
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Originally published on Tue May 26, 2015 6:31 pm

An unidentified New Jersey man died after returning home from West Africa, where he had contracted Lassa fever, a virus that has symptoms similar to those of Ebola. Federal health officials are treating the case with caution because the virus, which commonly is spread by rodents, can occasionally spread from person to person.

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