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Quote of note


"It was the scariest thing I've ever been through. Just to give you an idea, it was somewhere between a movie and a disaster ride at a park." – Mark Cohen of New Jersey, talking about weekend storms that damaged his property and caused a power outage. Cohen is one of about 2 million customers who are without power because of storms across the U.S., and officials say it may take until the weekend to restore everyone. Meanwhile, those same areas are suffering through record heat, and it’s not expected to let up this week.


News to know


A new Twitter record was set Sunday during the European Championship final, with more than 15,000 tweets per second being sent near the end of the game. The amount is a record for a sporting event, the previous record being for this year’s Super Bowl, when 12,233 tweets per second were sent.


Hot video: French steeplechase winner shoves mascot


Caught-on-tape video shows a French runner shoving a 14-year-old girl dressed as a mascot after winning the steeplechase in Finland.



 


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