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Former House Speaker Dennis, Hastert (R-Illinois)
Former House Speaker Dennis, Hastert (R-Illinois) (AP Photo/Brian Kersey, File)
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Hastert indictment offers few clues about alleged misconduct

A federal grand jury indictment says former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime high school teacher silent about "prior misconduct."

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City of Houston workers walk along a wet, muddy, low stretch of Allen Parkway near downtown Houston
City of Houston workers walk along a wet, muddy, low stretch of Allen Parkway near downtown Houston (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
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Floods in vulnerable Houston no surprise, despite controls

HOUSTON (AP) -- While the barrage of deadly thunderstorms that hit Texas has tapered, many cities remain in danger, and officials have warned about the possibility of more flooding from rain-swollen rivers as the week goes on.

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Center For Disease Control office in Atlanta
Center For Disease Control office in Atlanta (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Military mistakenly shipped live anthrax samples to New Jersey

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores to government and commercial laboratories in as many as nine states, as well as one overseas, that expected to receive dead spores.

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Underwater breath-holding games can be fatal to swimmers, according to the CDC. (JaySi, ThinkStock)
Underwater breath-holding games can be fatal to swimmers, according to the CDC. (JaySi, ThinkStock)
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Dangerous underwater breath-holding games can be fatal

The summer months are almost upon us and as children and adults head to swimming pools, lakes and the ocean, officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning of the dangers of underwater breath-holding games and exercises.

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The Internal Revenue Service Headquarters (IRS) building is seen in Washington
The Internal Revenue Service Headquarters (IRS) building is seen in Washington (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)
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IRS says thieves stole tax info from 104,000

Thieves used an online service provided by the IRS to gain access to information from more than 100,000 taxpayers, the agency said Tuesday.

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(kevin mayer, ThinkStock)
(kevin mayer, ThinkStock)
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Health care premium could surge soon, report shows

When health care claim costs rise, premiums increase as well. A new Wells Fargo survey suggested claim costs could go up significantly through the rest of 2015 and into 2016.

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General Motors cars are displayed at a California dealership
General Motors cars are displayed at a California dealership (David McNew/Getty Images)
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Congressman takes aim at vehicle recall policies

In 2014, 64 million vehicles were recalled and that is a record. Last week, a reportedly fatal airbag defect resulted in almost 34 million vehicles being recalled in what was the largest recall of any consumer product in U.S. history. One New Jersey congressman said lessons should be learned and he demanded action on his legislation to improve safety and bolster consumer protection.

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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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