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Extreme weather events, coronavirus updates & more: What’s trending today

A look at some of the top stories trending online today around the world including extreme weather events, coronavirus updates and much more.

Top stories

Italy may have hit Europe’s hottest day on record as anticyclone ‘Lucifer’ sweeps in (CNN)

One-time Tropical Storm Fred could dump heavy rain on Florida within days, forecasters say (CBS News)

Midwest storms leave 850K customers without power as region braces for more severe weather (USA Today)

Rocky road ahead for infrastructure bill, $3.5 trillion budget plan (ABC News)

Biden addresses inflation and gas prices while pitching “Build Back Better” agenda (CBS)

Coronavirus news

Herd immunity from Covid is ‘mythical’ with the delta variant, experts say (CNBC)

Republicans ratchet up mask opposition as coronavirus cases surge again (AP)

These maps show how quickly Covid engulfed the US again (CNN)

As US battles delta variant, tens of thousands of vaccine doses are set to expire (ABC)

Pandemic déjà vu: Limits on indoor gatherings are back. So are lines at test sites. (NBC)

Other trending headlines

‘Jeopardy!’ producer Mike Richards named host; role for Mayim Bialik (AP)

New Census data to show US diversifying at fastest rate ever (The Hill)

JR Smith is going back to college and intends to play golf (NBA.com)

How hackers stole $613 million in crypto tokens (Reuters)

Got Plans For Sept. 24, 2182? This Big Asteroid Might, Too (NPR)