A European police agency this week made what should have been a startling announcement: Hundreds of professional soccer matches around the world may have been rigged by gamblers in recent years. But the news was greeted inside the sport less as a shock than confirmation of a rampant problem. Robert Siegel speaks with sportswriter Stefan Fatsis about the investigation.
The controversy over President Obama's targeted-killings-by-drone policy is a reminder that the default position of presidents in times of crisis is to side with national security over civil liberties. That instinct has been true throughout history, and has been acted on by liberal presidents and core conservatives.
Tens of thousands of supporters of Chokhri Belaid, a Tunisian opposition politician who was gunned down this week, jammed a cemetery for his funeral Friday in the capital, Tunis. Youths set fire to cars, and police responded with tear gas.
As the Africa Cup of Nations reaches fever pitch, allegations of unfair officiating are drowning out the trumpet-like vuvuzelas blasting in South Africa. Host Michel Martin speaks with Nigerian soccer journalist Osasu Obayiuwana for a look ahead to the final between Nigeria's Super Eagles and Burkina Faso's Stallions.
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