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‘Millions’ in Bribes at FIFA

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Wednesday that officials of the International Football Association (FIFA)—the world's most powerful and lucrative sporting body—had engaged in decades of criminal actions in which they pocketed millions of dollars in bribes

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2016 Contenders' First Audience to Woo Is Their Staff

It is a great time to be an operative in Iowa or New Hampshire, as more than a dozen contenders prepare for a White House bid. Campaigns are promising access to the candidate, special titles and bloated salaries in a competition for experienced staff

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Storms in Texas Test Government's Emergency Response

Deadly severe weather over the long holiday weekend tested government alert and evacuation procedures, as officials scrambled to deal with storms and historic flooding that left more than a dozen people dead and a similar number missing

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The Most Unusual New Baby Names of 2014

A total of 1,393 new baby names were coined by imaginative parents around the U.S. last year, earning a spot on the Social Security list by occurring at least five times. They include Sadman, Ruckus and Legendary

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Rick Santorum Starts Presidential Run Looking Back

Leaning on Republican traditions, Rick Santorum makes the case that 2016 is his turn to shine for the GOP. But history alone is not going to overcome Santorum’s significant obstacles as he seeks the White House for a second time

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Lamborghini Is Making an SUV

Lamborghini is returning to an unexpected market for its luxury vehicles: SUVs. The company announced it's preparing "for a new era" with the introduction of its SUV, which was originally presented as a concept at a 2012 auto show

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ISIS Suicide Attacks Against Iraqi Army Kill 17

Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria extremists unleashed a wave of suicide attacks targeting the Iraqi army in western Anbar province, killing at least 17 troops in a major blow to government efforts to dislodge the militants from the sprawling Sunni heartland

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1 in 4 Harvard Grads Didn't Have Sex in College

A new survey reveals data about Harvard's graduating seniors, including that a quarter of them didn't have sex while in college. The survey also found that nearly 20% of the seniors admitted to cheating

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How Herpes Is Being Used to Fight Cancer

A genetically modified strain of herpes can kill cancer cells and stop tumors from growing, according to new research that found that patients who used the virus to treat their melanoma were 8 times more likely to survive than the control group

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin at the World Premiere of "Grace and Frankie" in Los Angeles on April 29, 2015.

Netflix Renews Grace and Frankie for a Second Season

Grace and Frankie, the Netflix series starring Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda as enemies who find solidarity when their husbands leave them for each other, will live to see a second season—possibly thanks to Miley Cyrus

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This Bizarre New Bug Is Causing iPhones to Melt Down

A specific text message, when sent to an iPhone from any device, causes the phone to crash, shut down, and turn back on—and in some cases, some users are still unable to access messages again until the offending sender sends another text message