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FIFA scandal reverberating across soccer-crazy South America

In this Nov. 24, 2014 file photo, Sergio Jadue, president of the Chilean Football Association, shows a ballot with Chile’s name as the first pick for group 1, during the draw for the 2015 Copa America tournament in Vina del Mar, Chile. Within hours of the FIFA scandal breaking in late May 2015, Jadue was declaring his innocence, comments that raised eyebrows because he wasn’t formally accused of anything. He was referring to a part of the sweeping U.S. Justice Department indictments that, without specifying them by name, said the 10 presidents of the South American Football Confederation were to receive bribes in exchange for transmission rights to games of the Copa America. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo, File)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Within hours of the FIFA scandal breaking, Sergio Jadue, the president of Chile’s soccer federation, was declaring his innocence even though he wasn’t formally accused of anything.

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Walker supports key parts of reported Bucks arena deal

Gov. Scott Walker discusses ongoing state budget negotiations on Thursday, May 28, 2015, in Portage, Wis. Walker says he remains opposed to a vehicle registration fee increase or gas tax hike to help pay for state highway construction and repair in Wisconsin. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)

PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker spoke in favor Thursday of key elements of a reported deal fora new $500 million arena for the Milwaukee Bucks that includes raising taxes on Milwaukee County hotel rooms and rental cars.

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