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World warm last year, but not like record US heat

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WASHINGTON (AP) — While the U.S. was smashing heat marks last year, the world as a whole barely slipped into the top 10 hottest years on record, two American science agencies said Tuesday. The global average temperature for last year would have been a record 15 years ago, an indication that what used to be unusual heat is more commonplace. Now it merely ranks 10th, something climate...