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Oklahoma Hangs On As Heavy Rain Continues To Soak Region 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 17:31:00 -0400 
    Oklahoma continues to battle flooding from storms in the region, which brought the state out of a four-year drought. Rain is expected every day until Sunday.

Soccer Fans In Latin America React To FIFA Corruption Charges 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 17:31:00 -0400 
    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.

For Next President, The Fight Against Extremism Will Hit Closer To Home 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 17:24:00 -0400 
    The so-called Islamic State is endlessly creative in trying to get young men and women to leave home to Syria and Iraq. It's something the next president will have to wrestle with from Day 1.

Rick Santorum Announces Presidential Run 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 17:20:00 -0400 
    The former Republican senator from Pennsylvania appeals to his party's social conservatives. Rick Santorum won the Iowa caucuses in 2012, but this time around he faces a crowded Republican field.

U.S. Justice Department Files Corruption Charges Against FIFA 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 16:33:52 -0400 
    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.

Aaron Davidson, Miami Sports Marketing Executive, Charged In FIFA Inquiry 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 16:33:52 -0400 
    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.

Indictments Raise Questions About Sepp Blatter's Reign Over FIFA 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 16:33:52 -0400 
    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.

Questions Remain About How To Use Data From License Plate Scanners 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 16:33:52 -0400 
    The scanners are standard equipment for police, but what's not settled is what happens to all the data collected. That data can link people to certain addresses and flag unusual activity.

Women Fight Their Way Through Army's Grueling Ranger School 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 16:33:52 -0400 
    Two years after the Defense Department lifted the ban on women serving in combat units, the Army is allowing women to go through the training program for soldiers who aspire to be infantry leaders.

MacArthur Foundation Launches Grant Program To Reduce Jail Populations 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 16:33:00 -0400 
    NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Sheriff Kevin Thom of Pennington County, S.D., about being one of the jurisdictions chosen by the MacArthur Foundation to receive a grant to work on reducing jail use.

EPA Announces New Rules To Protect U.S. Waters 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 16:33:00 -0400 
    The Obama administration announces a regulation it says is aimed at protecting the country's rivers, lakes and other waterways from pollution. But critics say it's a massive regulatory overreach that will penalize the agricultural industry and many other businesses.

Rick Santorum To Launch Second White House Bid 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 16:33:00 -0400 
    Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is expected to announce another bid for the White House on Wednesday.

Memphis Says Final Goodbye To B.B. King With Parade On Famed Beale Street 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 16:33:00 -0400 
    Memphis paid tribute Wednesday to blues great B.B. King. Music and a parade along the famous Beale Street comes ahead of King's funeral this weekend in his native Mississippi.

Iraqi Forces Prepare To Reclaim Ramadi From Islamic State 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 16:33:00 -0400 
    Iraq is preparing to take back parts of Anbar province after the city of Ramadi fell to the self-declared Islamic State earlier this month, dealing a blow to the Iraqi government and militia forces. Meanwhile, the U.S. continues to support Iraq with targeted airstrikes against Islamic State militants.

A Top Medical School Revamps Requirements To Lure English Majors 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 16:33:00 -0400 
    Many of the students at Mount Sinai's medical school in New York majored in English or history, and never took the MCAT. The school sees that diversity among its students as a great strength.
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