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Rising floodwaters at Shoal Creek in Austin, Texas
Rising floodwaters at Shoal Creek in Austin, Texas ( Drew Anthony Smith/Getty Images)
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Search resumes for those missing in Texas floodwaters

WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — Recovery teams resumed the search Tuesday for 12 people who are missing after a rain-swollen river carried a Texas vacation home off its foundation and slammed it into a bridge downstream.

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Chris Christie
In this May 12, 2015, photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses a crowd at an event in Pembroke, N.H. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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Christie wants to banish America’s cynics

As Gov. Chris Christie continues to travel the county talking about a range of topics including national defense, entitlement reform and economic policy, he's also taking on America's cynics.

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The pressure cooker exploded on the National Mall in Washington D.C. by Capital Police
The pressure cooker exploded on the National Mall in Washington D.C. by Capital Police (WJLA TV)
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Pressure cooker in suspicious DC vehicle destroyed

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bomb squad safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in an unattended vehicle parked on the National Mall near the U.S. Capitol and the vehicle's owner was found and arrested, a U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman said.

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eople march in protest to the Cuddell Recreation Center where Tamir Rice was killed, in reaction to Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo being acquitted of manslaughter charges
eople march in protest to the Cuddell Recreation Center where Tamir Rice was killed, in reaction to Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo being acquitted of manslaughter charges (Ricky Rhodes/Getty Images)
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Streets calm a day after protest of Ohio officer’s acquittal

CLEVELAND (AP) -- The streets largely remained calm Sunday morning after police in riot gear made numerous arrests overnight of protesters angered by a patrolman's acquittal in the deaths of two unarmed black suspects in a barrage of police gunfire.

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A sign stands outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md
A sign stands outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
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After break, Senate to reconsider Patriot Act extension

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Unable to end a struggle over how to deal with government surveillance programs, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a last-minute session to consider retaining the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic phone records.

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Emergency personnel work at the scene of a deadly train wreck in Philadelphia
Emergency personnel work at the scene of a deadly train wreck in Philadelphia (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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Prosecutors would face high bar in filing Amtrak charges

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Amtrak engineer at the controls of a train that derailed in Philadelphia, killing eight people, remains the focus of an inquiry by federal transportation safety investigators. But a second probe could prove more personally devastating: Prosecutors are trying to determine if he committed a crime.

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May is National Mental Health Awareness Month

This is Mental Health Awareness Month, dedicated to bringing light to mental issues that, for too long, have been cloaked in darkness.

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Tom MacArthur/Photo by Tom Mongelli, Townsquare Media
Tom MacArthur/Photo by Tom Mongelli, Townsquare Media
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MacArthur bill would streamline natural gas permits on federal land

Permits to run natural gas pipelines through federal lands would be easier and quicker to obtain, under terms of a measure introduced on Capitol Hill today by shore Representative Tom MacArthur (R-3).

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Senate Commerce Committee member Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla. displays the parts and function of a defective airbag made by Takata of Japan that has been linked to multiple deaths and injuries in cars driven in the US, during the committee's hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla. displays the parts and function of a defective airbag made by Takata of Japan. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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Takata air bag recall doubles to nearly 34 million

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Takata Corp. has agreed to declare 33.8 million air bags defective, a move that will double the number of cars and trucks included in what is now the largest auto recall in U.S. history.

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The American Cancer Society has dubbed this Friday as 'No Fry Day' and is encouraging people to take steps to prevent sunburn. (George Doyle, ThinkStock)
The American Cancer Society has dubbed this Friday as 'No Fry Day' and is encouraging people to take steps to prevent sunburn. (George Doyle, ThinkStock)
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‘Don’t Fry Day’ encourages sun safety

As the Memorial Day weekend approaches, the unofficial start to summer is upon us and the American Cancer Society along with the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention is designating this Friday as "Don't Fry Day" to encourage sun safety.

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