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20 dogs die in Arizona heat after AC kicks out Published: June 24, 2014

Heat. There's been plenty of it to go around in Arizona these first days of summer -- literally and politically -- after the air conditioning went out at a dog kennel, CNN reports.

Sheriff's deputies found 20 dead dogs piled up in a shed on Friday at Green Acres Dog Boarding Facility in Gilbert. The public shock over their deaths led a U.S. senator to issue a public apology Monday.

As fate would have it, Republican Sen. Jeff Flake's son, Austin, was minding the kennel, when the dogs died.

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