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Last month’s heat ties global record

WASHINGTON — Something about September keeps bringing out record heat in the world.

The globe last month matched a record for the hottest September, set in 2005. It was the third time since 2000 that the world set or tied a heat record for September. In addition to 2012 and 2005, previous hot September records were set in 2003. And these records go back to 1880.

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