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FIFA Update: Europe's UEFA Backs Blatter's Opponent; Raids In Brazil

Accusations of rampant corruption at FIFA came just days before Sepp Blatter is set to stand for re-election Friday. Europe's UEFA says it will back Blatter's lone opponent.
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Live Anthrax Was Mistakenly Sent To 9 States And A U.S. Military Base

The Pentagon says an attempt to ship inactive anthrax samples resulted in live samples being sent to labs in nine U.S. states and to a U.S. Air Force base in South Korea.
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The Very Strange Life Of Nepal's Child Goddess

She's young and beautiful. A glimpse of her is believed to bring good fortune. She's Nepal's Living Goddess, or Kumari, who is selected as a small child and lives a life of isolation and secrecy.
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Sponsors Monitor Corruption Charges Against Soccer Officials

The arrest of 7 FIFA officials in Zurich is raising questions for corporations that underwrite soccer's main event, the World Cup. Coca-Cola, Adidas and others are withholding public comment for now.
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Soccer Indictments Outline Schemes Involving Sports Marking Firms

Most of the charges relate to bribes paid by sports marketing executives to secure lucrative marketing and media rights. One of the companies named has its North American headquarters in Miami.
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Illegal Migration From Africa Is Now An Industry, Ethnographer Says

Renee Montagne talks to Ruben Andersson, who studies West African migrants trying to reach Europe. He says most efforts to control clandestine migration will only make the situation worse.
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Southeast Asia Nations To Meet To Discuss Migrant Crisis

Representatives will meet in Bangkok on Friday to discuss the refugee crisis. The migrants are mainly members of Myanmar's Muslim minority Rohingya community and economic migrants from Bangladesh.
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After Arrests, Calls For Soccer's Governing Body To Be Overhauled

Some of the biggest leaders in world soccer have been charged with corruption stretching back decades. Reaction from around the world is pouring in as the story continues to unfold.
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How The World's Largest Refugee Camp Remade A Generation Of Somalis

In the 1990s, hundreds of thousands of Somalis fled war and found a new home — and new opportunities — in Dadaab, a refugee camp in Kenya.
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Danish Broadcaster Says Killing Of Rabbit On Air Highlighted Hypocrisy

The rabbit was clubbed to death during a debate on animal cruelty. Radio24syv says it wanted a debate about the hypocrisy toward perceptions of cruelty toward animals. Critics aren't buying it.

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