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Some marathons are warning runners when conditions increase the risk of heat stroke.

Athletes Should Fear The Heat More Than The Heart Attack

When a runner's heart stops during a marathon, it gets a lot of press – even though it's actually a pretty rare event. A more common killer among runners, and a condition that needs more prevention efforts, is heat stroke, according to a study by Israeli researchers.

Zhou Yongkang, who at the time was Chinese Communist Party Politburo Standing Committee member in charge of security, attends a plenary session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China in 2012.

China Puts Former Top Communist Party Official Under Investigation

The central committee of China's Communist Party placed a former top-ranking official under investigation on Tuesday.

China's state-run news agency Xinhua says Zhou Yongkang is accused of "serious disciplinary violation."

Reporting from Beijing, NPR's Anthony Kuhn tells our Newscast unit that while there is no specificity to those charges from the party, this usually implies that criminal corruption charges will follow.

In the morgue of Gaza's Shifa hospital, Palestinian relatives mourn following an explosion that reportedly killed at least 10 people Monday, nine of them said to be children.

Israel's Prime Minister Says Gaza War Could Be 'Prolonged'

Despite calls from the United Nations for a cease-fire, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned his country to prepare for a "prolonged" war.

Netanyahu made the comments during a televised address on Monday. As NBC News reports, he also defended Israel's offensive in Gaza as just.

"We will continue to act aggressively and responsibly until the mission is completed to protect our citizens, soldiers and children," Netanyahu added.

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Ruling Against D.C.'s Gun Law Sends Local Officials Scrambling

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U.S. Aid To Rebels In Syria: Too Little Too Late?

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Zillow To Buy Rival Real Estate Site Trulia

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Photos From Syria May Show 'Killing On An Industrial Scale'

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A Compromise Deal On Overhauling The VA, But Will It Pass?

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Interns who host tours on Capitol Hill, stopping at sites like the small Senate rotunda, don't always have their facts straight.

Ghost Cats And Musket Balls: Stories Told By Capitol Interns

Every summer thousands of interns flood the offices of Capitol Hill. One of their primary duties is to give constituents tours of the famous buildings. They parade visitors from the rotunda to statuary hall, offering stories and anecdotes.

But while these intern tours provide a great deal of information, they are sometimes a little short on actual history.