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Ben Dreyfuss is the engagement editor at Mother Jones. He's done some other stuff, too. You can email him at bendreyfuss@motherjones.com. But you don't have to. But you can. But you really don't have to. 

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Watch John Oliver's Epic Takedown of FIFA

| Wed May 27, 2015 1:14 AM EDT

Fee! Fi! Fo! Fum! I smell the blood of a soccer governing body!

FIFA, the terrible no good band of Europeans who keep forcing us to call soccer "football," saw some of its senior most officials arrested in Switzerland today on American corruption charges.

Feel free to take a moment, look at an American flag, and get all teary eyed. (This is why the pilgrims crossed an ocean.)

Anyway, here is John Oliver's epic takedown of FIFA from his show John Oliver's Epic Takedowns

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US Authorities Just Indicted a Bunch of FIFA Officials on Corruption Charges

| Wed May 27, 2015 12:28 AM EDT

Swiss authorities just arrested officials from FIFA on American corruption charges.

As leaders of FIFA, soccer’s global governing body, gathered for their annual meeting, Swiss law enforcement officials arrived unannounced at the Baur au Lac hotel, an elegant five-star property with views of the Alps and Lake Zurich. The arrests were made at the request of the United States Justice Department, which brought charges in the Eastern District of New York, based in Brooklyn, according to law enforcement officials.

Prosecutors planned to unseal an indictment soon against more than 10 officials, not all of whom are in Zurich, three law enforcement officials said. The charges include wire fraud, racketeering and money laundering.

USA! USA! Switzerland, also! USA!

Anyway, Twitter is going nuts right now with news that America finally beat the world at soccer (which is what they have to call it now by the way).

This tweet perfectly sums up the response to this news:

The Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Seems Like A Real Peach

| Wed May 27, 2015 12:05 AM EDT

OMG Look At These Adorable Baby Bears Boxing Each Other. I Want To Hug Them Forever.

| Tue May 26, 2015 6:53 PM EDT

The Department of the Interior just tweeted this Vine and it is so cute that I want to die. I am dead. I am blogging from the afterlife.

Goodnight and good luck.

This GoPro Video From Inside An F-18 Fighter Jet Is Absolutely Bonkers

| Fri May 22, 2015 11:28 PM EDT
ABC News

GoPro videos are cool. Fighter jets (that aren't the F-35) are cool. GoPro videos from fighter jets are unsurprisingly cool.

This one was featured on ABC News last year but I only discovered it just now courtesy of Nightline producer Meredith Frost on Twitter. (Follow her.)

You should watch it! Or not. I mean, you don't have to. It takes all sorts to make a world. Maybe you want to leave a comment asking incredulously "why is this news?" Either way, have a great night!

 


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