FIFA President Sepp Blatter talks to the media during the FIFA Post Congress Week Press Conference on May 30 in Zurich. Alessandro Della Bella/Getty Images hide caption

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Amid Bribery Scandal, FIFA President Sepp Blatter Will Resign

Just days after he won an election to a fifth term, Blatter said the interests of FIFA are "very dear to me and this is why I have taken this decision."

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It's All Politics

In Several States, Abortion Waiting Periods Grow Longer

State lawmakers passed dozens of bills to restrict abortion this session. One trend: making women wait ever longer — up to 72 hours in some states — before having the procedure.

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Goats and Soda

South Koreans Mask Up In The Face Of MERS Scare

The spread of the Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, virus has sent sales of surgical masks soaring. Do they really help?

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Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks at a rally in Myanmar last year. Sui has faced criticism lately for not speaking out about the plight of the Rohingya, a Muslim minority that has faced discrimination and violence. Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP hide caption

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The Human Rights Issue A Nobel Laureate Doesn't Want To Touch

Aung San Suu Kyi has been universally praised in her battle for democracy in Myanmar. But she has been conspicuously silent about the worsening plight of the Rohingya minority in her homeland.

(Left) Sgt. William Shemin distinguished himself with bravery under fire during World War I. (Right) Sgt. Henry Johnson of the 369th Infantry Regiment was awarded the French Croix de Guerre for bravery while outnumbered during a battle with German soldiers, Feb. 12, 1919. Shemin Family Photo/U.S. Army hide caption

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Harlem Hellfighter And Jewish Soldier Get Long-Overdue Medals Of Honor

Nearly 100 years after their heroic deeds during World War I, Sgts. Henry Johnson and William Shemin were awarded America's highest military honor.

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