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Former Speaker Of House Dennis Hastert Indicted On Corruption Charges
Former Speaker Of House Dennis Hastert Indicted On Corruption Charges


1. Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert stands accused of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in "hush money" to keep someone from his town, where he was a longtime high school teacher, quiet about "prior misconduct." Read more here.


2. Despite the major crisis for FIFA, Sepp Blatter, president of the organization for 17 years running, is asking to be reelected this week. He asks soccer leaders to allow him to lift FIFA out of corruption, but this sounds all too familiar, as he made a very similar speech in 2011. Read more here.


3. The National Spelling Bee has ended with a tie for the second year in a row! The winners, Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar are 14 and 13 years old. Pretty impressive, don't you think? Read more here.


4. The new One World Trade observatory offers spectacular, wraparound views that extend 50 miles past the Manhattan skyline, and it opens to the public today. Read more here.


5. A volcano has erupted in Japan, spewing ash more than 5 miles into the sky. It is a small island, but over 100 people have been evacuated from the area. Read more here.