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    Tourists walk close to misters in June 2013 to keep cool as they walk along The Strip during a heat wave in Las Vegas, Nev. An Associated Press analysis of federal temperature records shows Nevada’s capital, Carson City, has warmed the most in the last 30 years than any other city in the nation. Las Vegas came in sixth. Associated Press file photo

Posted: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 5:30 pm

WASHINGTON — The United States is warming fastest at two of its corners, in the Northeast and the Southwest, an analysis of federal temperature records shows.

Northeastern states — led by Maine and Vermont — have gotten the hottest in the last 30 years in annual temperature, gaining 2.5 degrees on average. But Southwestern states have heated up the most in the hottest months: The average New Mexico summer is 3.4 degrees warmer now than in 1984; in Texas, the dog days are 2.8 degrees hotter.

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