Catherine Thompson

Catherine Thompson is a reporter for Talking Points Memo. Before joining TPM, she worked as a research assistant to investigative reporter Wayne Barrett. She is a graduate of New York University, where she served as the deputy managing editor of NYU's student newspaper, the Washington Square News. She can be reached at

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U.S. authorities announced Wednesday in a bad-sports-metaphor-laden news conference that they had charged 14 FIFA officials and sports marketing executives in what one official called the "World Cup of fraud."

That international soccer's governing body is corrupt was news to no one. But the indictment unsealed Wednesday in federal court in Brooklyn spelled out in extensive detail exactly how FIFA officials allegedly solicited illegal bribes over the last 24 years. Here's the information you need to make sense of the latest developments.

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The scion of America's most notorious reality TV family on Monday brought the so-called "chemtrail" conspiracy theory out of the margins and into the bright lights of pop culture.

Kylie Jenner, the youngest daughter of the family featured on the E! network's "Keeping Up With The Kardashians," tweeted an image of contrails from airplanes criss-crossing the sky:

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