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Children fill the Westown Park wading pool Thursday, July 5, 2012  in Grand Rapids, Mich.  The National Weather Service reported late Thursday that the record-breaking heat that has baked the nation's midsection for several days was slowly moving into the mid-Atlantic states and Northeast. That forecast followed excessive-heat warnings Thursday for all of Illinois and Indiana, as well as parts of Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Missouri, Kentucky, Ohio and Michigan. (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Cory Morse)

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