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Biden advocates for voting rights, Emmy nominations, MLB All-Star Game: 5 things to know Tuesday

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Biden heads to Philadelphia to advocate for voting rights

President Joe Biden will travel to Philadelphia on Tuesday to warn Americans that the constitutional right to vote is in danger and to push back on Republican-led states trying to pass laws that restrict voting access. The president's remarks will come as at least 14 states have enacted laws that restrict voting access following last year’s presidential election and as former President Donald Trump continues to spread baseless claims that his loss to Biden was the result of widespread voter fraud. Since taking office, Biden has stressed the importance of voting rights and has tasked Vice President Kamala Harris with leading the administration’s efforts to protect ballot access. Last week, Harris announced a $25 million expansion of a Democratic initiative to bolster voter education, voter protection, targeted voter registration and deployment of new technology to increase voter access.

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Record setting 'heat dome' could keep West sizzling all week as wildfires burn

The record-breaking heat across much of the West was easing somewhat, but a "heat dome" means temperatures could remain well above average highs from Tuesday and through the week, forecasters say. The weather setup is similar to what the region saw two weeks ago, when extreme heat sweeping across the Pacific Northwest and western Canada broke records, caused numerous deaths and fueled devastating wildfires. The heat is straining power grids and fueling blazes, forcing thousands to evacuate. Nearly 60 wildfires tore through bone-dry timber and brush in 10 states from Alaska to Wyoming, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. Arizona, Idaho and Montana accounted for more than half of the large active fires. The National Weather Service warned Americans facing the oppressive heat to stay hydrated, seek shade and not leave children or pets alone in vehicles.

Emmy nominations incoming, and this is what we're expecting

The 2021 Emmy nominations, which honor programming that aired substantially during the 12 months ending May 31, will be announced Tuesday. They are likely to be a predictable assortment of favorites, with few surprises on the short list for television's biggest honor. While there are plenty of worthy actors and TV shows sure to be honored when the nominees are revealed, we're also guaranteed a slew of snubs of great performances and series. From the expected nominees, such as Jean Smart and "The Crown," to the admirable long shots ("For All Mankind" and "Superstore"), we pick the TV shows and actors we'd like to see nominated in major categories. It may be a wish list, but it's a deserving one.

MLB All-Star Game has baseball's brightest stars in Denver

The 91st Major League Baseball All-Star Game is Tuesday night at Coors Field in Denver with the top players in the American and National Leagues facing off. All eyes will be two-way star Shohei Ohtani of the Angels, who will be the AL's starting pitcher and leadoff hitter the day after participating in the Home Run Derby. Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer gets the start for the NL, while two of the game's best young players in Fernando Tatis Jr. and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. each make their first All-Star Gam appearance.

Get a free sandwich, cheap pancakes

If you're looking to save a few bucks on food Tuesday, you may want to head to Subway early. The sandwich chain is giving away up to 1 million free subs from 10 a.m. to noon local time. A free six-inch Turkey Cali Fresh sub will be given to the first 50 customers who come in and ask for the sub at participating restaurants. The giveaway is to help promote Subway's new Eat Fresh Menu, which the company says has 20 new updates. And if you're not in the mood for a sandwich, IHOP is offering a short stack of pancakes for 58 cents at participating locations. The lowered prices are a nod to the pancake house's founding year of 1958. Locations honoring the promotion will do so from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: MLB All Star Game, West heat, Emmy nominations: 5 things to know Tuesday

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