Merced high temperatures rise past 100

It’s going to be hot in Merced and much of the San Joaquin Valley during the next few days, when temperatures are expected to reach triple digits, according to forecasts.

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Distraught people, deadly results

Nationwide, police have shot and killed 123 people this year who were in the throes of mental or emotional crisis, according to a Washington Post analysis. The dead account for a quarter of the 461 people shot to death by police in the first six months of 2015.

After more than a year behind locked gates while sitting unused, McNamara Park's soccer pitches are open for business after a ceremony there on Tuesday.

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Legendary bluesman Robert Johnson's son dies in Mississippi

A son of legendary Mississippi blues artist Robert Johnson became rich by winning a court fight over his father's estate. But even when finances were no longer a concern, an attorney said Claud Johnson kept the gravel truck he had driven for years — a reminder of the hard work that guided his own life.

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