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Blazer details corruption in 1998, 2010 World Cup host bids
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Pentagon admits wider problem with anthrax shipments
The US military admitted Wednesday a problem involving mistaken shipments of live anthrax is much worse than previously reported, with samples of the lethal bacteria sent to more than 50 laboratories. Pentagon officials insisted there was no threat to public health but the latest numbers showed small concentrations of suspected live anthrax were shipped to 51 labs in 17 states and the US capital Washington, as well as to Australia, Canada and a US base in South Korea. When the Pentagon first acknowledged the problem last week, officials initially said more than a dozen labs were affected in nine states.
Plaintiff in 'gay conversion' suit tells of therapy methods
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) ? A plaintiff suing a New Jersey nonprofit over so-called 'gay conversion' therapy says he cut off contact with his mother after being told she was the cause of his same-sex attractions.
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Ex-FIFA executive detailed bribes in 2013 secret guilty pleaBy Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former executive committee member of soccer?s global governing body FIFA told a U.S. judge in November 2013 that he took bribes in connection with the 1998 and 2010 World Cups, among other major tournaments. Charles Blazer, a U.S. citizen who spent two decades as a powerful soccer official, secretly pleaded guilty to 10 criminal counts in federal court in New York as part of an agreement with U.S. prosecutors, according to a partially blacked out transcript of the hearing released on Wednesday. According to U.S. officials, Blazer?s cooperation helped build a sprawling corruption case that has led to charges against top FIFA figures and helped prompt the resignation on Tuesday of longtime president Sepp Blatter.