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Saturday September 3rd, 2022 morning edition

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Sure, it was hot across the Los Angeles region, but was it Death Valley hot?.

The national park, famous for being one of the hottest places on the planet, set a new record for the hottest September day anywhere on the planet when its Furnace Creek thermometer hit 127 degrees on Thursday.

While the heat may send people seeking shade at a, say, a Los Angeles-area golf course, it actually draws the tourists to Death Valley, where scorching temperatures can sometimes surprise them.

The ground is then radiating heat back up into the air," Death Valley National Park spokeswoman Abby Wines said.

But the heat wave is just in its third day Friday, and is expected to last through Labor Day, so setting another record is still a possibility.

However, it's unlikely the park will break the record for the highest temperature ever recorded on Earth – 134 degrees recorded in Death Valley on July 10, 1913.

The record-breaking heat comes less than a month after monsoon rain caused flash flooding in Death Valley National Park, severely damaging several roads. »

Biden's speech wasn't "partisan" — it was the plain truth the media is too timid to make clear

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It is on the media to prioritize the truth over some ill-fitting "balance" between two parties in an era when one of those parties rejects democracy itself.

It's as if a literal fight over whether we'll continue to have a democracy is little more than the usual pre-election political posturing.

But to get back to where they want to be, journalists need to deal with the world as it is now. »

Australian Signals Directorate 50-cent coin code cracked by Tasmanian 14yo in 'just over an hour'

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A 14-year-old boy has cracked four levels of code imprinted on a commemorative 50-cent coin released by the nation's foreign intelligence cybersecurity agency.

Key points: ASD director-general Rachel Noble said the 14-year-old cracked the encryption in just over an hour.

ASD director-general Rachel Noble said the 14-year-old cracked the encryption in just over an hour She said the agency hoped to meet him "and recruit him". »

As Biden warned about democracy’s collapse, TV networks aired reruns

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While President Biden warned the nation about threats to democracy in a prime-time address on Thursday, ABC was airing a game show, “Press Your Luck.”

Presidents rarely make speeches during prime TV viewing hours, and typically only do so to address a national crisis or matter of exceptional urgency.

The networks, in turn, typically carry presidential speeches when the White House requests the time and after previewing the president’s remarks. »

Nord Stream 1: Russia's Gazprom announces indefinite shutdown of pipeline

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Gazprom said the leak was found at the main gas turbine at the Portovaya compressor station near St Petersburg.

On August 19, Gazprom said it would stop the flow of gas through the pipeline from August 31 until September 2 due to routine maintenance.

Moscow blames Western sanctions for deterring routine maintenance of the Nord Stream 1 pipeline. »