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People rest at the Oregon Convention Center cooling station in Portland, Oregon. Photo: KATHRYN ELSESSER/AFP via Getty Images

The Oregon State Medical Examiner on Wednesday announced that the death toll in the state associated with the late June Pacific Northwest heat wave reached 116.

Details: The new tally provided by the state police does not offer any details to identify the victims other than age, gender and county of residence. The victims' ages range between 37 and 97.

  • Most of the deaths, over 70, took place in Multnomah County.

State of play: The heat wave led to record-breaking three-digit temperatures across the state, with Portland recording a high of 116 on June 28, per ABC News.

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Minnesota House majority leader running for Hennepin County attorney

Ryan Winkler. Photo: Minnesota Legislature

Minnesota House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler will run for Hennepin County attorney next year.

What he's saying: In a statement released Tuesday, the Golden Valley Democrat said he'd focus on addressing "root causes of crime such as mental health and addiction while focusing prosecutorial resources on seeking justice for victims of violent crime."

  • He also said he'd work to create an independent Police Accountability Unit.

China builds its own movie empire

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Data: Gower Street citing Comscore; Chart: Kavya Beheraj/Axios

China blocked all four of Disney's Marvel movies from being released in its theaters last year, a grim sign for U.S. film giants being squeezed out of the world's fastest-growing box office.

Why it matters: The Chinese Communist Party is using domestic films as a key conduit for mass messaging aimed at achieving political goals, leaving little room for foreign views.

Why 401(k) rollovers are so annoying

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

If you happened to change jobs recently, you may have tried to transfer your retirement account from your former employer into an Individual Retirement Account or your new employer's 401(k) plan. If so, you probably encountered a bureaucratic gantlet — and you're not alone.

Why it matters: Kludgey processes around retirement account transfers result in people losing track of their funds, giving up important tax advantages, or otherwise disadvantaging themselves and being less prepared for retirement.