Top 5 Live-WURD Wednesday June 3 1. FIFA President Sepp Blatter announces resignation amid scandal Sepp Blatter, the president of FIFA and the most powerful man in world soccer, abruptly announced his resignation on Tuesday, less than a week after the sport’s governing body was engulfed by a corruption scandal. “FIFA needs a profound restructuring,” he…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Wednesday May 27 1. Cleveland, DOJ announce changes in police force  The city of Cleveland and Department of Justice announced Tuesday how they are moving forward on agreed changes to the city’s police force. The consent decree is the next step after the city agreed to changes last year following a scathing report from DOJ…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Tuesday May 19 1. Obama lauds Camden police; ‘city is on to something’ Camden’s recently formed police force has made headway in cutting crime and gaining the trust of the community, but still has a way to go and cannot lift the struggling city by itself, President Obama said Monday. “No one is…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Thursday April 16  1. Former NFL Player Aaron Hernandez Found Guilty Of Murder Aaron Hernandez, whose rise to elite status in the NFL was ended by charges that he shot and killed a man, has been found guilty of first-degree murder. In 2013, Hernandez was accused of killing the boyfriend of his…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Friday April 3  1. Iran Reaches Framework Agreement With World Powers On Nuclear Program After years of multilateral negotiations, President Obama said that Iran and six world powers had come to a preliminary understanding about Iran’s nuclear program. Obama, whose administration began secret negotiations with Iran years ago, said that if fully…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Wednesday March 25  1. Germanwings Airbus A320 Crashes in France, 150 Feared Dead  A passenger plane carrying 150 people crashed in a remote part of the French Alps on Tuesday. There are not expected to be any survivors. French President Francois Hollande called the crash of the Airbus A320 a “tragedy” and…

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Top 5 Live –WURD Monday March 9  1. Body of Cayman Naib, 13, found in creek bed near family home The leader of the K-9 search and rescue team that found 13-year-old Cayman Naib said Sunday that his body was almost completely covered in snow, lying near a tall fieldstone wall from which he may…

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Top 5 Live –WURD Wednesday February 25  1. L&I’s demolition papers sought City Controller Alan Butkovitz has subpoenaed documents from the Department of Licenses and Inspections, launching an investigation into the department’s adherence to strict safety rules enacted after the downtown building collapse that killed six people in 2013. The action comes one day after…

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Top 5 Live –WURD Thursday February 12  1. Jackie Robinson West stripped of U.S. Little League title for cheating After months of staying mum while cheating allegations circled U.S. champs Jackie Robinson West, Little League International has finally taken action and stripped the Chicago-based team of its title. Jackie Robinson West, an all-black team that was…

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On Thursday evening, as I waited with the press corps for President Obama’s address to the House Democratic Caucus Retreat in Philadelphia, I knew the themes he would cover. He would chastise Republicans for their intransigence, and challenge Democrats to unite. He would speak of an abiding hope for the middle class, and highlight an…

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