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Monday August 2nd, 2021 morning edition

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(CNN) The rate of Covid-19 vaccinations in the United States continues to rise, a positive sign amid skyrocketing cases and hospitalizations after weeks of lagging inoculations.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 816,203 doses were administered Saturday, the fifth straight day the agency recorded more than 700,000 shots in arms.

That brings the total number of doses administered to 346,456,669, according to CDC numbers released Sunday.

The 7-day average of administered doses is now 662,529 per day, the highest average since July 7.

Per CDC data released Sunday, 168.4 million people are fully vaccinated, or 49.6% of the US population.

Among vaccine-eligible Americans -- meaning those who are 12 and older -- 58.1% are fully vaccinated.

Collins noted that in the last two weeks, vaccination rates have increased 56% nationally. »

Up to +47 °C in Greece on Monday, challenging the European all-time highest temperature record, with the extreme heatwave intensifying as we head into early August

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As we head into early August, the heatwave is expected to intensify even more and may challenge the European highest temperature ever recorded.

The city has the official highest temperature record of +45.4 °C, set in summer 2000.

A strong blocking upper ridge is resulting in extremely high temperatures across parts of the Mediterranean and the Balkan peninsula. »

Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster Is Getting Review Bombed

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The first three games in the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster collection launched just a few days ago.

Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster is currently getting review bombed on Metacritic, seemingly for its lack of console releases.

Square Enix says that the console version of the pixel remaster Final Fantasy depends on demand. »

Florida Accounts for 1 in 5 New COVID Cases as DeSantis Sells Anti-Fauci Shirts

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According to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Florida has recorded 73,181 new Covid-19 cases over the past week, the most in the country.

“Don’t Fauci My Florida,” declares a shirt selling for $21 on a DeSantis campaign website.

“Florida was all over the news this past weekend with one of the nation’s biggest spikes in Covid cases and hospitalizations,” the editorial reads. »

Kinzinger open to issuing subpoenas for members of Congress, including McCarthy

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Rep. Adam Kinzinger said Sunday he supports issuing subpoenas to anyone who has information about the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol and what action former President Donald Trump took -- even members of his own party, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

"I would expect to see a significant number of subpoenas for a lot of people," Kinzinger added.

Karl pressed Kinzinger on how the committee intends to enforce subpoenas on fellow members of Congress if they refuse to comply. »