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Top Stories: Fallen Firefighters Honored; Heat Wave Continues

Oh, baby it's hot: The sun shines down on people standing atop the roof of the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, one of the cities in the grips of a dangerous heat wave. Jonathan Alcorn /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Oh, baby it's hot: The sun shines down on people standing atop the roof of the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, one of the cities in the grips of a dangerous heat wave.

Jonathan Alcorn /Reuters /Landov

Good morning.

Our early headlines:

VIDEOS: Solemn Salutes To Fallen Firefighters In Arizona.

Pressure Builds On Egypt's Morsi To Compromise or Step Down.

Snowden Seeks Asylum In 20-Plus Nations, Gives Up On Russia.

Book News: Neil Gaiman Revives 'Sandman' Comic Series.

Other news:

— Heat Wave Continues In Western U.S. (National Weather Service)

— Accused Fort Hood Shooter Expected To Plead Not Guilty. (The Associated Press)

— "Obama, Bush Brought Together In Africa At Embassy Bomb Memorial." (Reuters)

— Former Rep. Bill Gray, D-Pa., Dies. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

— "Apple's iWatch Trademark Filings Spotted In Taiwan, Mexico." (PCWorld)