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HAPPENING TODAY: Iran deal, Pluto flyby, Harper Lee's anticipated novel

18-day negotiation yields landmark Iran nuclear accord

(AP) - After 18 days of intense and often fractious negotiation, world powers and Iran struck a landmark deal Tuesday to curb Iran's nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in relief from international sanctions - an agreement designed to avert the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran and another U.S. military intervention in the Muslim world.

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Pluto close-up: Spacecraft makes flyby of icy, mystery world

(AP) - By NASA's calculations, we've made it to Pluto.

The moment of closest approach for the New Horizons spacecraft came at 7:49 a.m. EDT Tuesday. It culminated an unprecedented journey spanning 9½ years and 3 billion miles.

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Harper Lee's anticipated novel 'Go Set a Watchman' hits bookshelves

Author Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman is on sale Tuesday, and readers may be surprised by the novel’s controversial twists.

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Franklin: Hot, dry weather to persist through the weekend

he record high at the airport on July 14 is 99 degrees.

We'll remain below that, but not by much. Monday was the second day in a row where temperatures hit 95 degrees, and we'll likely do the same through Friday.

The upper high remains in control, and until that shifts far enough away or breaks down, we can expect hot temperatures and not much rain.

The pattern we're under looks to remain in place through the coming weekend.

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