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The Associated Press . A construction worker drains a bottle of water outside an office building in New York as temperatures rose well in to the 90s Wednesday.

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US suffering from heat wave

WASHINGTON -- The mercury climbed into the 90s across more than half the country Wednesday in an early-June blast of August-like heat, forcing schools with no air conditioning to let kids go home early and cities to open cooling centers. And scientists say we had better get used to it.

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