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    What the data says about phone use while driving

    Researchers at Texas A&M University found that not only does the frequency of phone use correlate to the number of distracted crashes on urban roads, but there’s a direct link between road geometrics -- the presence or absence of a shoulder or extra lanes -- and more phone use while driving.

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    How hot is it? Communities collect heat data

    About 25 cities this summer will work with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to collect data to identify neighborhoods with extreme heat.

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