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Heat Advisories in 14 States

States in the South are baking in a heat wave that the head of the National Weather Service says is longer than any he can remember. Fifteen states have heat advisories in effect, and Dallas had its 34th consecutive day of temperatures over 100 degrees. Texas is also suffering from the most severe one-year drought on record, and last month was the state's hottest on record. In Kansas City, Mo., a man died and 12 others were hospitalized while running an endurance race known as the “Warrior Dash.” “He ran straight on into glory,” said the deceased man's mother.