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Washington area boils under high heat

Thursday was Day Five of the current heat wave and put the 28th day at or above 90 degrees this year in the books.

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97 degrees? It's only a warm-up.
Article | Vinnie Ruddy came to Washington from New York to enjoy the fireworks at the Mall. But the stifling heat meant he spent most of Sunday, and the rest of his trip, inside.
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On steamy Metro rail cars, tempers rise with temperatures
Article | Sweat streamed down Michael Demasi's face and arms and dripped onto the floor as he and some friends stood in a packed Orange Line Metro train headed to a Nationals game at rush hour Thursday evening.
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Senior citizens scrimping, and that's left them sweltering
Article | Istill have a hard time believing it, but my 87-year-old neighbor, Ruth, insists that she is not repulsed by our existence.
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Tolerance for heat reaches boiling point
Article | The capital of Wednesday's weather misery, the crossroads of heat and stink and dust, might well have been the bus shelter on the southwestern corner of 14th and U streets in Northwest Washington.

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