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1:16 pm
Tue June 2, 2015

Four Books That Deliver Unexpected And Delightful Surprises This Summer

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TERRY GROSS, HOST:

This is FRESH AIR. Travel near and far, literary souvenirs and the cruise ship companionship of an animal are the subjects of the novels and works of nonfiction on Maureen Corrigan's list of early summer book recommendations.

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The Two-Way
1:16 pm
Tue June 2, 2015

Amid Bribery Scandal, FIFA President Sepp Blatter Will Resign

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

Originally published on Tue June 2, 2015 3:09 pm

Amid a bribery scandal involving top executives of world soccer's governing body, FIFA President Sepp Blatter is resigning.

Blatter made the announcement on Tuesday during a press conference, just days after he easily won an election to a fifth term.

"It is my deep care for FIFA and its interests, which I hold very dear, that has led me to take this decision," Blatter said, according to FIFA's translation of his remarks.

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The Two-Way
12:48 pm
Tue June 2, 2015

Boston Marathon Bomber's Friend Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison

Dias Kadyrbayev, a college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is depicted in a court room sketch.
Jane Flavell Collins AP

A college friend of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been sentenced to 6 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice.

Dias Kadyrbayev admitted to going into Tsarnaev's room, picking up backpack containing a laptop and the remnants of some fireworks and then throwing them out in a garbage dumpster.

NPR member station WBUR reports:

"Kadyrbayev said Tuesday that he had no explanation for his actions.

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Goats and Soda
12:43 pm
Tue June 2, 2015

The Truth Behind The Suicide Statistic For Older Teen Girls

Maria Fabrizio for NPR

Originally published on Tue June 2, 2015 2:22 pm

For years, Suzanne Petroni, senior director at the International Center for Research on Women, would speak — backed by mountains of evidence she studies — about the number one cause of death among women around the world: maternal mortality.

Then, in September, 2014, the World Health Organization released its report on "Health for the World's Adolescents: A Second Chance in the Second Decade."

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The Two-Way
11:14 am
Tue June 2, 2015

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

(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

Originally published on Tue June 2, 2015 4:59 pm

Nearly 100 years after their heroic deeds, two World War I U.S. Army soldiers were awarded the Medal of Honor, America's highest military honor, on Tuesday. Historians say Sgts. William Shemin and Henry Johnson hadn't been properly recognized for their bravery under fire.

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