It's really hot in most of the mainland United States right now. The National Weather Service predicts temperatures in the triple digits through the weekend in much of the South, Midwest and along the East Coast.The culprit: a "heat dome."It's a real meteorological event — the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration even took the time to define it in the agency's warning this week:"A heat dome occurs when high pressure in the upper atmosphere acts as a lid, preventing hot air from...
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Days after Charles Kinsey was shot by North Miami police as the behavioral health care worker tried to help a patient, we now know more about the officer who fired the shot — and according to the head of the local police union, the officer was trying to shoot Kinsey's patient, a man with autism, not Kinsey."Fearing for Mr. Kinsey's life, the officer discharged his firearm, trying to save Mr. Kinsey's life," says John Rivera, president of the Dade County Police Benevolent Association. "And he...
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