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Monday, July 1, 2013

Death Valley temps at least tie record

If it's 130 degrees, it must be 200 in a Darth Vader helmet: Randy Kern, left, and John Rice carry out their own annual snapshot tradition near an unofficial thermometer at Furnace Creek Visitors Center in Death Valley National Park, Calif., believed by officials to be about three degrees on the high side.