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Death Valley temperatures at least tie record

LAS VEGAS — A heat wave punishing several Western states brought at least record-tying temperatures to Death Valley and Las Vegas. The temperature rocketed to 128 degrees Sunday in Death Valley National Park, the National Weather Service said, tying the record for the hottest June day anywhere in the country. But the Los Angeles Times reported that the National Park Service thermometer — 200 yards away — recorded a temperature of 129.9, which shatters the record for June. In Las Vegas, the temperature shot up to 117 degrees to tie the city’s record high and to cause more discomfort for …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Jul 1, 2013 01:47PM Published Jul 1, 2013 01:47PM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.