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Sizzles and fizzles

News | Heat waves hit cities and politicians, while a cold wind blows for others
by Jamie Dean
Posted 8/01/19, 07:19 am

American singer Frank Sinatra once joined a long list of musicians crooning about a love for Paris year-round: “I love Paris in the winter when it drizzles. … I love Paris in the summer when it sizzles.”

But Sinatra might not have loved this much sizzle: French meteorologists reported the temperature in Paris soared to 108.6 degrees on July 25—the city’s hottest day on record. 

A summer heat wave broke records across Europe, and it even baked Alaska: The temperature in Anchorage hit 90 degrees in July.

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By the numbers

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by The Editors
Posted 7/18/19, 02:00 pm

14.3 million

The approximate number of Americans who tuned in to Fox on July 7 to watch the U.S. beat the Netherlands 2-0 at the Women’s World Cup final match, according to the broadcaster.

$0

The new price of tuition for certain students at the University of Texas at Austin. The free ride will apply to in-state students who have financial need and come from families making under $65,000.

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Quick Takes

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by The Editors
Posted 7/18/19, 01:34 pm

Something to crow about

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