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May 28, 2015 | NPR · Embattled FIFA President Sepp Blatter faces a reelection vote Friday, in the face of new corruption and bribery charges against senior members of FIFA.
 

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May 28, 2015 | NPR · 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.
 

May 28, 2015 | NPR · 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.
 

May 28, 2015 | NPR · 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.
 

May 28, 2015 | NPR · 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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May 28, 2015 | NPR · The Warriors return to the Finals for the first time in 40 years with a convincing 104-90 victory over the Rockets.
 

May 27, 2015 | NPR · Several of those indicted on corruption charges were from Latin America or the Caribbean. Most people from Brazil, the country that just hosted the World Cup, see the soccer leadership as corrupt.
 

May 27, 2015 | NPR · NPR’s Robert Siegel interviews Tim Elfrink, the Miami New Times managing editor, about Aaron Davidson, president of Traffic Sports USA, Inc., who was indicted Wednesday in the FIFA corruption case.
 

May 27, 2015 | NPR · The Justice Department unveils criminal charges against 14 people in connection with rampant racketeering and a bribery scheme at FIFA, the world’s premiere soccer organization. The FBI secretly secured guilty pleas from four officials and two companies.
 

May 27, 2015 | NPR · Joseph “Sepp” Blatter remains the front-runner in the race for FIFA president despite allegations of corruption during his 17-year reign as one of the most powerful figures in sports.
 

 

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May 28, 2015 | NPR · In a new study, an easy-to-use app did just as good a job as the fancy machines in an eye doctor’s office. That’s a boon for people in low-income countries — and really for anyone with vision issues.
 

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May 28, 2015 | NPR · Inspired by Mexican religious art, photographer Gabriel Garcia Roman portrays queer people of color as saints and warriors.
 

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May 28, 2015 | NPR · For author Anthony Horowitz, the book is a return to the “true” James Bond. This means an unpublished scene from Ian Fleming himself — and a long-delayed reunion with a franchise favorite.
 

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May 28, 2015 | NPR · The British-born Nigerian actor talks about playing an American veteran in Nightingale, the reasons he stays in character for weeks at a time and his aversion to playing “the black best friend.”
 

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May 28, 2015 | NPR · Inspired by Mexican religious art, photographer Gabriel Garcia Roman portrays queer people of color as saints and warriors.
 

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May 28, 2015 | NPR · For author Anthony Horowitz, the book is a return to the “true” James Bond. This means an unpublished scene from Ian Fleming himself — and a long-delayed reunion with a franchise favorite.
 

Music

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May 28, 2015 | NPR · Mapfumo’s powerful political messages led the superstar to seek asylum in the U.S. Critic Banning Eyre has written a new biography of the singer and bandleader.
 

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May 28, 2015 | NPR · From a jazz-infused Spanish fandango to Afghan hip-hop and hot swing from London (by way of the Lower East Side), this month’s roundup is full of surprising juxtapositions.
 

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May 28, 2015 | WXPN · Hear LaFarge mix old-time jazz, blues, ragtime and string-band music from the past century.
 

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