6/18: Brutal heat scorches the West. A highly-contagious COVID variant is spreading rapidly across the U.S.
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Scorching temperatures have broken hundreds of record highs, as more than 75 million people from Iowa to California have been under excessive heat warnings this week. The Supreme Court is moving into its busy season, with two major end-of-the-term decisions, and several more on the way. The highly-contagious Delta variant of COVID, first discovered in India, is on its way to becoming the dominant strain in the U.S. Near Phoenix, one person was killed and 12 others injured in at least eight separate shootings yesterday over 90 minutes. This morning, voters in Iran are electing a new president, who will still be under the control of religious leaders.