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Document Newly Re-Elected, FIFA's Sepp Blatter Denies Ties To Corruption
At a press conference Saturday, newly re-elected FIFA president Sepp Blatter was defiant, insisting he had nothing to fear from the ongoing investigation. NPR's Scott Simon talks with AP's Rob Harris.
Document Under Cover Of Conflict, Hamas Killed Palestinians, Amnesty Alleges
The human rights organization says Hamas deliberately killed at least 23 Palestinians during the war with Israel last summer. Those killed were accused by Hamas of collaborating with Israel.
Document Thousands Who Run, Few Who Fight: A Journalist On Ramadi's Fall
Ayman Oghanna was embedded with Iraqi special forces in Ramadi two days before the city fell to the self-declared Islamic State. He says Iraq's elite forces are capable, but need far more support.
Document Blackhawks Or Ducks: Whom Will The Lightning Face In NHL Finals?
NPR's Tom Goldman joins Scott Simon to talk about the Women's World Cup. He'll also talk hockey playoffs, previewing the Chicago Blackhawks - Anaheim Ducks matchup.
Document As The Soccer World Staggers, What's Next For FIFA?
NPR's Scott Simon talks with Roger Bennett, host of <em>Men in Blazers</em> on NBC Sports Network, about what's ahead for FIFA and fans of soccer.
Document The Big Numbers Behind The Beautiful Game's Ugly Scandal
More than 715 million people watched the final of the World Cup in South Africa. FIFA collected $1.6 billion from its sponsors between 2011-2014.
Document The Secret Of The Syrinx: Why Birdsongs Sound Like They Do
Birds can sound like sump-pumps, outboard motors or crazed squirrels, but of course their songs can also be sublime. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Ray Brown from the show <em>Talkin' Birds.</em>
Document Devastating Floods Alter Lives In A Texas Mobile Home Park
Record rains and floods swept through Texas this week. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to residents of a mobile home park in San Marcos, Texas, whose homes were severely damaged.
Document For California Swimming Pools, This Is Hardly A Dry Spell
Despite the severe drought, Californians built more backyard swimming pools in 2014 than in any year since the peak of the housing boom. And this year the state is on pace to shatter last year's mark.
Document Martin O'Malley Joins 2016 Race For President
The former Maryland governor and Baltimore mayor entered the Democratic race for president Saturday. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Juana Summers about how O'Malley will approach the campaign.
Document An Epic Art Tale: Commissioned By Hitler, Recovered By German Police
Dutch art detective Arthur Brand helped recover the pieces &mdash; including two bronze horses that used to stand outside the Reich Chancellery and which were thought to have been destroyed in the war.
Document Bringing Tales Of WWII To American Radios And Bookshelves
Bill Shirer brought stories of war in Europe into American homes. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Ken Cuthbertson about his new book, <em>A Complex Fate: William L. Shirer and the American Century.</em>
Document Tech Giants Compete ... For Your Vacation Albums
With ballgames, family reunions and trips to the beach, summer is full of chances to snap photos. Apple and Google are in a battle to help you store, organize and share all those visual mementos.
Document Running 26.2 â At 92 Years Of Age
On Sunday, thousands of runners will take to the streets in San Diego for the annual Rock'n'Roll marathon. A record might be set, too &mdash; not for the fastest finisher but for one of the oldest.
Document Despite Scandal, FIFA Re-Elects Sepp Blatter As President
FIFA, soccer's international governing body, has reelected its president for a fifth term of office, only days after seven FIFA officials were arrested on corruption charges.

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