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Astoria Pool in Queens, New York. Photo: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

An "oppressive and dangerous" heat wave has gripped much of the U.S., with a large number of heat warnings in place this weekend, the National Weather Service says.

Details: As a cold front moved in to the Midwest Sunday, the NWS warned people on the East Coast to expect sweltering conditions to continue until Monday or Tuesday. Here's how some people are coping with the extreme weather, in photos.

The Crown Fountain is a popular destination for people in Chicago, Illinois. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images
Fans watch the Baltimore Orioles-Boston Red Sox game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland. Photo: Will Newton/Getty Images
A child plays in a waterfall at Yards Park in Washington, D.C. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images
Swimmers at 31st Street Beach in Chicago, Illinois. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images
A woman walks her dog in Reston, Virginia. Photo: Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images.
Fountains in Flushing Meadows Park in the Queens borough of New York City. Photo: Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images
People flock to the beach at Ocean Grove, New Jersey. Photo: Kena Betancur/Getty Images
Bathers at Wissahickon Valley Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images
Bayern Munich beat Real Madrid 3-1 in the 2019 International Champions Cup soccer game, as the temperature climbed into triple figures and the NWS Houston warned of "muggy" conditions.
Ally McDonald pours a drink on Thailand's Jasmine Suwannapura after Suwannapura won the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational in Midland, Michigan. Photo: Jorge Lemus/NurPhoto via Getty Images

This article has been updated with more photos and further details on the weather.

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Wine rejected the official results of the election. Photo: Sumy Sadruni/AFP via Getty

Yoweri Museveni was declared the winner of a sixth presidential term on Saturday, with official results giving him 59% to 35% for Bobi Wine, the singer-turned-opposition leader.

Why it matters: This announcement was predictable, as the election was neither free nor fair and Museveni had no intention of surrendering power after 35 years. But Wine — who posed a strong challenged to Museveni, particularly in urban areas, and was beaten and arrested during the campaign — has said he will present evidence of fraud. The big question is whether he will mobilize mass resistance in the streets.

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Beginning on election night 2020 and continuing through his final days in office, Donald Trump unraveled and dragged America with him, to the point that his followers sacked the U.S. Capitol with two weeks left in his term. Axios takes you inside the collapse of a president with a special series.

Episode 1: Trump’s refusal to believe the election results was premeditated. He had heard about the “red mirage” — the likelihood that early vote counts would tip more Republican than the final tallies — and he decided to exploit it.

"Jared, you call the Murdochs! Jason, you call Sammon and Hemmer!”