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8:48 am
Fri May 29, 2015

Breath Holding In The Pool Can Spark Sudden Blackouts And Death

Competitive swimmers often practice breath holding to increase endurance.
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There's a dare that floats out on hot days by the pool: who can hold their breath the longest? In shallow water, the challenge sounds fun or at least harmless. Competitive swimmers and divers crouch under the surface all the time, drilling breath holds to build endurance. But the practice can cause swimmers to faint and drown without warning and before anyone notices.

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The Two-Way
7:28 am
Fri May 29, 2015

Muhammadu Buhari Becomes Nigeria's President

Former General and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, arrives for his Inauguration at the eagle square in Abuja, Nigeria, on Friday.
Sunday Alamba AP

For the first time since Nigeria won its independence in 1960, the country has inaugurated an opposition figure as its next president.

Muhammadu Buhari, a retired general who ruled the country back in the '80s after a military coup, was sworn in as president of Nigeria on Friday.

The BBC reports:

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Around the Nation
7:07 am
Fri May 29, 2015

God Sues Equifax And Wins

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Asia
6:47 am
Fri May 29, 2015

Bees Were Literally Gao Bingguo's Knees

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Art and Culture
6:41 am
Fri May 29, 2015

McLennan History in The Palm of Your Hand

Stephen Sloan places one of the Waco History App signs inside Jasper's BBQ
Carlos Morales

Around Waco and McLennan county you’ll find lots of different museums – there’s the Texas Ranger hall of fame, the Dr. Pepper Museum, the Red Men Museum – the list goes on. But what’s missing is a site dedicated to local history. That is until recently - and it fits in the palm of your hand.


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