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Cooler weather gives Minn. farmers a break

Cooler weather has given Minnesota farmers a break from the heat. Full story

Which has fewest calories: Hummus, guacamole or ranch?

   A hot dog with sauerkraut is better for you than a burger with all the fixings, and corn is less fattening than baked beans. That’s just part of what TODAY diet and nutrition editor Madelyn Fernstrom reveals about how you can eat healthier at your next summer barbecue.

Wdnesday Evening Forecast 7-24-13

Discussion and Forecast:Stable air behind an early morning storm complex and a weak cold front resulted in mostly clear skies across the region this afternoon.Late tonight...some storms may also try to move off thehigh plains near the panhandle. The main concern this forecastperiod will be the poten Full story

Pawleys Island PD: Thieves targeting high-end coolers

PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC (WMBF) – Thieves appear to be targeting a specific brand of high-end cooler in Pawleys Island, police officials said Tuesday. Full story

Heat wave expected to break over weekend

   After record-setting high temperatures this week, the heat wave that has been baking much of the U.S. is expected to diminish by Sunday. Strong storms are also possible over the weekend. TODAY’s Al Roker reports.

Creative ways to keep cool during the heat wave

   With the help of some TODAY viewers, Clint Carter of Men’s Health magazine shares some unconventional ways you can beat the heat, including turning a truck bed into a pool and using spicy foods to cool you down.

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  Rain, cooler temps help battle Colo. blaze

In Colorado, firefighters have contained 30 percent of the blaze in a wildfire that's claimed two lives and destroyed hundreds of homes. NBC’s Miguel Almaguer reports.

  Powerhouse fire a ‘wall of flames,’ homeowner says

Thousands were forced to evacuate as the fire north of Los Angeles flared up over the weekend. Monday will be another long night for firefighters as the blaze is still far from being contained. NBC’s Diana Alvear reports.

  8 big kid beach toys for sand and surf

Technology expert Katie Linendoll joins the TODAY anchors on the Jersey Shore to show off the latest and greatest beach gadgets, including an electric amphibious vehicle and a floating cooler.

  Spoiler Alert! The problems of the DVR age

Once upon a time, before DVR, people could stand around the water cooler and talk about TV. Not anymore. These days, thanks to DVR and companies like Netflix and Hulu, talking about the latest episode of your favorite show can be a social no-no. But whose fault is it when someone gets their show spo

  Cool air helps Australia's firefighters

Cooler temperatures are helping firefighters battle blazes across Australia but forecasters warn of hot temperatures coming this weekend. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

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Nathaniel Hawkins, of Benewah, Idaho, a member of the 9th battalion of the Light Foot Militia, sits near a water cooler during the Light Foot Militia annual gathering near Priest River, Idaho
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Nathaniel Hawkins, of Benewah, Idaho, a member of the 9th battalion of the Light Foot Militia, sits near a water cooler during the Light Foot Militia annual gathering on Bureau of Land Management land near Priest River, Idaho June 21, 2013. Picture taken June 21, 2013. REUTERS/Matt Mills McKnigh

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A man sits beside portable air coolers at a mosque inside the shrine of Sufi Saint Nizamuddin Auliya after evening prayers in New Delhi
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