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‘Systemic' Corruption 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

A home on the Blanco River was taken off its foundation after heavy overnight rain caused flash flooding in Wimberley, Texas, May 24, 2015.

May Is Already the Wettest Month in Texas History

Across Texas, the average rainfall in May has measured 7.54 inches, beating the June 2004 record of 6.66 inches with over four days still to go. The wettest region, located adjacent to Dallas-Fort Worth area, has received more than 20 inches of rain

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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 stock photos Condoms Sex

Hookup Apps May Be to Blame for Spike in STDs

Rhode Island is currently experiencing what health experts are calling an "epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases," with infections of syphilis increasing by 79% from 2013 to 2014, gonorrhea cases going up 30% and new HIV cases increasing by about 33%

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League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Reboot Planned

20th Century Fox will revisit Alan Moore’s 1999 comic-book series that was infamously adapted into the 2003 dud that starred Sean Connery as Alan Quatermain. John Davis will produce the reboot through his Davis Entertainment banner

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum speaks to guests gathered for the Republican Party of Iowa's Lincoln Dinner at the Iowa Events Center on May 16, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Rick Santorum Kicks Off 2016 Presidential Run

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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This Is What Teens Are Really Doing on Their Phones

87% of young adults—or those between the ages of 18 and 34—who own smartphones report never separating from their mobile devices. And 4 out of 5 of them report that the first thing they do upon waking "is reach for my smartphone"


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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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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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