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PRI's The World: 05/28/2015 What is FIFA? Depending on who you ask, it is either a positive force in the sporting world or it's an old-boys network, rife with some of the worst corruption imaginable. Meanwhile, Russia has wasted no time in accusing the US of over-reaching in going after high-level FIFA officials on corruption charges. Plus, we hear how a 10 percent tax on feminine hygiene products has Australian women out in the streets protesting.
PRI's The World: 05/27/2015 The US Justice Department goes after corruption at the highest level of world soccer. Plus, meet the American soccer dad who got ensnared in the corruption probe back in 2013. Also, we take a look at how immigrant students experience the US school system. Finally, we bring you a story on the many incarnations of Sherlock Holmes and his man Watson, as well as some amazing footage of perhaps the only filmed interview with Holmes's creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
PRI's The World: 05/26/2015 Tornados in Mexico, killer heatwaves in India ? we take a global look at what exactly is going on with the weather. Is it getting more extreme? Also, Nigeria is one of the biggest petroleum producers in the world. We find out why people are lining up for more than three hours to fill up their tanks with gas. Plus, a Vietnamese immigrant starts an indoor shrimp farm in Massachusetts.
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Fifa re-elects Blatter president Fifa re-elects Sepp Blatter president as his rival withdraws after the first round of a vote overshadowed by allegations of corruption in world football.
Merkel: I'll work with UK on EU change Angela Merkel says she does not rule out future treaty changes as she promises to work "constructively" with the UK on EU reform.
Transplant man meets donor's sister A woman, whose brother was killed in a car accident, has met the man who was given his face in a pioneering transplant operation.
Your Wallet: Communities
And how did a community affect your life? Have you paid to be a member of a club?
PODCAST: FIFA sponsorship
NYSE gets a happy hour, and a look at sponsorship for FIFA.
Video: If you give a kid a laptop
...she's going to ask how to use it. An animated look at the digital classroom.
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