Libyans brave violence to grasp first free vote

Libyans brave violence to grasp first free vote
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1 of 6. Election Commission members prepare election materials and ballot boxes in Sirte July 6, 2012.

Credit: Reuters/Anis Mili

TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI | Sat Jul 7, 2012 2:45am EDT

TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI (Reuters) – Libyans began voting in their first free national election in 60 years on Saturday, a poll designed to shake off the legacy of Muammar Gaddafi but which risks be…………… continues on Reuters

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Extreme heat wave spreads across US
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(AP) PHILADELPHIA – Highways buckled in Illinois and Wisconsin, water use was cut back in Indiana and those who had power in the mid-Atlantic were urged to conserve it, but the heat gripping much of the country was only expected to worsen Saturday.

Temperatures of more than 100 degrees were forecast in Philadelphia, authorities warned of excessive heat in the Midwest and the power outages surpassed a week in the mid-Atlantic, where extreme heat was expected into the weekend.

A major storm in the area last week left behind damage, which combined with the high demand for power to stress the electrical system’s capabilities, a Washington-area utility said. Hundreds of thousands remained without power Friday night in the Appalachians and mid-Atlantic, mostly in West Virginia.

Tens of thousands were still without power in the Midwest as well after storms there this week. Utilities hoped to restore service over the weekend in Michigan, where temperatures were forecast in the 90s.

Heat that just won’t quit a threat on many fronts
Midwest heat wave unwavering, moving east

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