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Indictments Raise Questions About Sepp Blatter’s Reign Over FIFA

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May 27 2015

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.

Article source: http://www.npr.org/2015/05/27/410074547/indictments-raise-questions-about-sepp-blatters-reign-over-fifa?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

Aaron Davidson, Miami Sports Marketing Executive, Charged In FIFA Inquiry

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May 27 2015

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.

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U.S. Justice Department Files Corruption Charges Against FIFA

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May 27 2015

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.

Article source: http://www.npr.org/2015/05/27/410074575/u-s-justice-department-files-corruption-charges-against-fifa?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

Tripoli’s Niemeyer Fairground Recalls Happier Times Before Civil War

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May 26 2015

In northern Lebanon, a complex of sweeping buildings designed by renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer reminds people of more peaceful times.

Article source: http://www.npr.org/2015/05/26/409804692/tripolis-niemeyer-fairground-recalls-happier-times-before-civil-war?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

U.S., Turkey Divided On Support For Rebel Forces In Syria

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May 26 2015

The U.S. still isn’t quite on the same page with its close ally, Turkey, on who to back in the Syrian civil war — moderates or Islamists.

Article source: http://www.npr.org/2015/05/26/409804748/u-s-turkey-divided-on-support-for-rebel-forces-in-syria?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

What Will The Next President Face On #Day1?

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May 26 2015

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The next president to occupy the Oval Office will confront four seemingly intractable problems: stagnant wages, cybersecurity, violent extremism and federal debt.

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The next president to occupy the Oval Office will confront four seemingly intractable problems: stagnant wages, cybersecurity, violent extremism and federal debt.

The next president to occupy the Oval Office will confront four seemingly intractable problems: stagnant wages, cybersecurity, violent extremism and federal debt.

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Presidential candidates are doing what they have to do at this point in the campaign season — they’re raising money and strutting their biographies and electoral viability to voters. We haven’t heard much yet about policy papers or what they would actually do if they win. But those policy issues will matter — as the campaign picks up steam and especially once the next president steps into the Oval Office on Day 1.

This week, NPR looks at four seemingly intractable problems that await the 45th president on Day 1, and the policy options that might be available to him or her. The issues we’re focusing on are:

For now, we’re talking about the issues themselves — we will also track where candidates and voters stand on them as the campaign heats up. You can hear the stories on NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered this week.

We want to know what issue you think the next president will need to address on Day 1. Tell us on Facebook or Twitter using #Day1.

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/itsallpolitics/2015/05/26/408553045/what-will-the-next-president-face-on-day1?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

After Fall Of Ramadi, Iraqi Troops Hope For More U.S. Support

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May 25 2015

NPR’s Audie Cornish interviews Washington Post reporter Loveday Morris about how the city of Ramadi, Iraq, fell to the self-declared Islamic State. She says Iraqi troops in the city were worn down.

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World Health Organization Considers Measures To Quicken Outbreak Response

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May 25 2015

The consensus is that the World Health Organization’s performance on Ebola was miserable. At the agency’s annual meeting, the WHO is set to adopt reforms to make sure what happened with Ebola doesn’t happen again.

Article source: http://www.npr.org/2015/05/25/409531265/world-health-organization-considers-measures-to-quicken-outbreak-response?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

In Drought-Ridden Taiwan, Residents Adapt To Life With Less Water

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May 25 2015

In Taiwan, businesses and residents have been learning to adapt to life with less water. The island country is coping with its worst drought in decades.

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‘Beautiful Mind’ Mathematician John Nash, Jr. Dies In New Jersey Car Crash

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May 24 2015

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Princeton University professor John Nash speaks during a news conference at the university in Oct. 1994 after being named the winner of the Nobel Prize for economics.

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Princeton University professor John Nash speaks during a news conference at the university in Oct. 1994 after being named the winner of the Nobel Prize for economics.

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John Forbes Nash, Jr., the Nobel laureate known for his groundbreaking work on game theory and differential equations, was killed along with his wife in a taxi crash on the New Jersey Turnpike, police say. He was 86.

His death was first reported by NJ.com citing a police official. NPR has confirmed the report through longtime colleague Louis Nirenberg. The couple were killed on Saturday.

Nash is best known to the general public as the subject of the 2001 film A Beautiful Mind, which depicted the troubled mathematician struggling with paranoid schizophrenia even as he pressed ahead with his research. Nash was played by actor Russell Crowe.

According to NJ.com, Nash and his wife of 60 years, 82-year-old Alicia Nash:

“[Were] in a taxi traveling southbound in the left lane of the New Jersey Turnpike, State Police Sgt. Gregory Williams said. The driver of the Ford Crown Victoria lost control as he tried to pass a Chrysler in the center lane, crashing into a guard rail.

“The Nashes were ejected from the car, Williams said.

“‘It doesn’t appear that they were wearing seatbelts,’ he said.”

Nirenberg, with whom Nash shared the 2015 Abel Prize, tells NPR’s Lauren Hodges that he and his colleague had just returned from Oslo where they received the award. Nirenberg said Nash and his wife were supposed to take a limo home but the driver never showed. So, instead, they took a cab.

Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber later issued a statement saying the university was “stunned and saddened by news of the untimely passing of John Nash and his wife and great champion, Alicia.”

“John’s remarkable achievements inspired generations of mathematicians, economists and scientists,” Eisgruber said.

A bio on Princeton University’s website, where Nash was a professor, notes that A Beautiful Mind was “loosely” based on his life. Nash received his doctorate from the institution in 1950.

According to the website:

“The impact of his 27 page dissertation on the fields of mathematics and economics was tremendous. In 1951 he joined the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. His battle with schizophrenia began around 1958, and the struggle with this illness would continue for much of his life. Nash eventually returned to the community of Princeton.”

In a 2004 interview with Nash published on the website of the Nobel Prize, the mathematician was asked how receiving the prestigious award had changed his life.

“It has had a tremendous impact on my life, more than on the life of most Prize winners because I was in an unusual situation. I was unemployed at the time,” he said.

“I was in good health, but I had reached the age of 66 and beginning to get social security, but I didn’t have much of that,” Nash said. “I had many years of unemployment before me. And so I was in a position to be very much influenced by [how] the recognition of my earlier work came about in this way.”

Although Nash shared the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1994 for his work “non-cooperative games” (game theory), the Abel Prize from the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters announced in March was in recognition of “his seminal work in partial differential equations — which are used to describe the basic laws of scientific phenomena.”

Nash was in Oslo on Tuesday to receive it, along with Nirenberg, from King Harald V.

NJ.com says that wife Alicia “was his caretaker while he battled his mental illness. They became mental health care advocates when their son John was also diagnosed with schizophrenia.”

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/05/24/409228559/beautiful-mind-mathematician-john-nash-jr-dies-in-new-jersey-car-crash?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world