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Widespread, dangerous heat wave to expand across much of the U.S.

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A stifling heatwave has begun to take shape across large portions of the United States, with millions likely to see temperatures creep toward the century mark, along with even higher heat indexes by this weekend.

The heatwave is already generating excessive heat watches in the central United States, and by Wednesday the national weather map is likely to feature a blanket of heat advisories from the National Weather Service. The combination of sultry dew points and scorching air temperatures approaching will help make this event a dangerous one from a public health perspective.

Cities including Chicago, St. Louis, Washington, Philadelphia, New York, Nashville and Kansas City, Mo., are likely to see at least three days with temperatures between 95 degrees and 100 degrees, along with dew points — a measure of the amount of moisture in the air — above 70 degrees.

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Visualization of heat and humidity Friday. (Earth.nullschool.net)

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He asked the FBI to analyze ‘Bigfoot’ hair 40 years ago and never heard back. Until now.

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It began, as it so often does, with a glimpse. Something tall. Something hairy. Something that left footprints too big to be human.

Whatever it was, the spotting was more than enough to get Peter Byrne on the scene. It was the mid-1970s and Byrne had already made a name for himself as one of the world’s most prominent researchers of Bigfoot. His passion exposed him to a few kooks and a lot of fakery, he said in an interview with The Washington Post. But on that day, he found neither.

This was what he called “a credible sighting.”

Two men, both biologists and both employees of the U.S. Forest Service, spotted an unidentified walking creature in a forest somewhere in the Pacific Northwest. Last seen: lumbering between a pair of trees. Cue Byrne, who at the time was director of the Bigfoot Information Center and Exhibition in The Dalles, Ore.

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The first page in a batch of documents released by the FBI on Wednesday concerning its 1970s testing of “Bigfoot” hair. (FBI)

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House votes to condemn Trump ‘racist comments,’ with only four Republicans backing the measure

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The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives passed a resolution on Tuesday night condemning President Donald Trump for his “racist comments” about four Democratic congresswomen of color.

The resolution passed largely along party lines — 235 Democrats joined by only four Republican supported the measure — following hours of back-and-forth and gamesmanship between Republicans and Democrats, which included a GOP objection to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s remarks about Trump and whether she would be allowed to keep speaking on the floor.

The four Republicans who voted for the resolution, which “strongly condemns President Donald Trump’s racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color,” were Will Hurd of Texas, Fred Upton of Michigan, Susan Brooks of Indiana and Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania.

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How Kim Jong-un Smuggled Luxury Mercedes To North Korea

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Man arrested in murder of founder of African American museum in Louisiana

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A former tenant of the founder of an African American history museum in Louisiana was charged Tuesday with her murder, authorities said.

Ronn Jermaine Bell, 38, was arrested for allegedly killing Sadie Roberts-Joseph, who was found dead in the trunk of her car on Friday, Baton Rouge police announced. He was charged with first degree murder.

A preliminary autopsy conducted by the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office showed Roberts-Joseph, 75, died of traumatic asphyxia.

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Emmy nominations 2019: ‘Game of Thrones’ breaks record with 32 nods, followed by ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ and ‘Chernobyl’

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Despite its controversial final episodes, HBO’s unstoppable “Game of Thrones” earned 32 Emmy Award nominations on Tuesday morning, including best drama series, and shattered the record for the most nods for a show in a single season.

Close behind were Amazon’s critic-favorite comedy “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” with 20 nominations and HBO’s surprise hit “Chernobyl” with 19. NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” also walked away with 18 and landed plenty of noms for its celebrity guest hosts, including Sandra Oh, Emma Thompson, Matt Damon, Robert De Niro, John Mulaney and Adam Sandler.

FX’s absorbing drama “Fosse/Verdon” and HBO’s dark comedy “Barry” tied with 17 each, while Netflix’s “When They See Us,” Ava DuVernay’s searing miniseries about the Central Park Five, scored 16 nominations.

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“Game of Thrones” received a record-breaking 32 Emmy nominations for a single season. (Helen Sloan/HBO/AP)

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