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Children play on a fountain at Pier A Park during a heat wave, Wednesday, July 17, 2013, in Hoboken, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Relief from worst heat on the horizon by weekend

NEW YORK (AP) — Cooler temperatures are within sight but likely not soon enough and cool enough for a large swath of the country hit with dangerously high temperatures for days as the largest heat […]

07/18/2013

A replacement water pipe sits at the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission site where workers are removing dirt from around a defective water main in District Heights, Md., Wednesday, July 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

200,000 outside Washington forced to cut water use

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people in suburban Washington are sweating through a punishing heat wave under orders to avoid long showers, turn off sprinklers and think twice about flushing the […]

07/17/2013

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