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Phoenix, Vegas, Denver Post Records Amid Southwest Heat Wave

Dianna Andaya, relaxes in the cooling water of the American River as the temperature climbed over the 100 degree mark in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, June 10, 2022. Forecasters are warning of dangerously high temperatures in much of the interior of California as high pressure grips the region. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Dianna Andaya, relaxes in the cooling water of the American River as the temperature climbed over the 100 degree mark in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, June 10, 2022. Forecasters are warning of dangerously high temperatures in much of the interior of California as high pressure grips the region. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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(AP) -- Phoenix, Las Vegas, Denver and California's Death Valley all posted record temperatures on Saturday, as dangerous heat swept across the American Southwest.

The National Weather Service in Phoenix reported a temperature of 114 degrees Fahrenheit (46 degrees Celsius), tying the record high for the date set back in 1918.