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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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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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