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He almost drowned(,) when he swam across the river(,) because of the bees

Without context, any of these are likely to be misread. Commas are easy to miss. You shouldn't put a comma after "river". You might put a comma after "drowned". It's not needed ...
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What is the correct way to punctuate direct questions that are not quotes?

Those "not-quotes" are quotes. You may not be quoting anyone specifically, but you are quoting a sentence someone might ask. Thus it needs to be punctuated as though someone had asked it. A ...
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