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Like many things in life, it's going to get worse before it gets better.
That lardy layer of humid, sticky heat oozing over the Northeast and Midwest is getting hotter and spreading out Thursday. But cooling rain will wash it away in some places in the evening.FULL STORY
Record heat waves are expected to hit Western states where temperatures have some flights grounded.
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Half-naked anchors cover "heat dome" while reporters cook steak and eggs in it. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.