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Indictment Against FIFA Raises Questions About Nike's History In Brazil

A U.S. indictment alleges an unnamed sportswear company paid bribes to secure a 1996 deal with Brazil. That's the year Nike signed a multi-million dollar sponsorship with Brazil's soccer federation.
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Presidential Hopeful Bernie Sanders To Face Test In New Hampshire

Sanders officially kicked off his campaign this week to much fanfare in his home state of Vermont. But if he hopes to prove he's more than a fringe candidate, he needs to do well in New Hampshire.
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Week In Politics: New Presidential Contenders, Patriot Act

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with political commentators, Suzy Khimm, senior editor of The New Republic, and Reihan Salam, executive editor of the National Review.
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Texas Politicians And Businesses Feud Over Medicaid Expansion

Texas has turned down federal funds to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Hospitals and some business owners want the money, but it's a tough sell in Republican-dominated state politics.
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Silk Road Founder Ross Ulbricht Sentenced To Life In Prison

The creator of the shadowy online marketplace had faced at least 20 years in prison, but federal prosecutors had sought a "substantially" longer sentence.
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America's Elite Cows Don't Give Birth — Their Surrogates Do

Implanting cows with the embryos of genetically superior heifers is big business these days. It's helping elite cattle breeders and beef and dairy producers spread U.S. cow genetics around the globe.
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5 Things You Should Know About Martin O'Malley

His announcement is quintessentially Baltimore with a venue well-known to area residents and the addition of a well-known local group, the Kelly Bell Band, booked as entertainment.
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Idaho's Abortion Ban Is Unconstitutional, Federal Court Says

The case was brought by Jennie McCormack and Dr. Richard Hearn. In 2011, McCormack was arrested and faced criminal charges after she ended her pregnancy.
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First-Quarter Revision Puts GDP In The Red

A harsh winter and burgeoning trade deficit forced the economy to contract by 0.7 percent in the January-March period.
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U.S. Drops Cuba From List Of State Sponsors Of Terrorism

The State Department removed Havana from the list following a thawing of relations with the United States.

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