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In Macon, This Neighborhood Swim School Isn't For the Faint Of Heart

Julie Bragg's Swim School is a Macon institution, but it isn't for the faint of heart. Her techniques seem harsh at first, especially for those who can't bear to toss their own crying kids in a pool. Not even the death of her own sons has made Bragg miss a summer of teaching in 44 years. Today she teaches the children of children she taught years ago.

Saving Lives In South Miami, One Pool At A Time

Swimming pool drowning rates among school-aged black children are more than five times higher than they are among white kids the same age.

Air Algerie: Jet Likely Crashed In Mali With 116 Aboard

The MD-83 aircraft was about an hour into its flight from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers. It was carrying 110 passengers and six crew members.

Syrian Babies Born To Refugees Face A Future In Limbo

Syrians have flooded into neighboring countries, and now they are having babies. But the children are not receiving citizenship from either Syria or the country where they are born.

Gaza Conflict Day 17: Here's What You Need To Know

For the first time since Tuesday, the Federal Aviation Administration is allowing flights to Israel. The death toll in Gaza has now surpassed 700.

Advocates Say Military Dogs Aren't Pets They're Veterans

On Capitol Hill, dogs and their handlers have made the case that all U.S. military dogs should be brought home from war and treated with the respect they've earned on the battlefield.

Arizona Execution Of Inmate Takes Nearly 2 Hours

Officials who were attempting to put inmate Joseph Wood to death instead watched him gasp and snort for more than an hour, Wood's attorney says. Gov. Jan Brewer has ordered a review of the process.

How High Debt From The Housing Collapse Still Stifles Our Economy

Seven years after the subprime mortgage crisis, the U.S. economy has not yet fully recovered. Now two economists have come up with new evidence about what's holding the economy back.

A Simple Way To Reduce Stroke Risk: Take Your Pulse

Most people can't tell when they're having the irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation that puts them at risk of stroke. Simply learning to take your own pulse could help, researchers say.

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