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A fire engine is driven through the devastation left behind by the Bobcat Fire on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Juniper Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Southern California wildfire grows, burns nature centerThe destruction wrought by a wind-driven wildfire in the mountains northeast of Los Angeles is approaching 156 square miles, burning structures, homes and a nature center in a famed Southern California wildlife sanctuary in foothill desert communities
The Associated Press13 minutes ago
FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2020 file photo, a statue of Stephen Douglas stands in front of the east entrance to the Illinois State Capitol, in Springfield, Ill. Illinois officials approved the removal of the statue of the 19th century senator from Illinois who owned slaves and espoused the notion that each territory should decide whether slavery would be allowed. (Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP File)/The State Journal-Register via AP)
Douglas statue comes down, but Lincoln had racist views, tooIllinois officials plan to remove a state Capitol statue of Stephen A
The Associated Press54 minutes ago
FILE - In this photo taken by a drone, homes leveled by the Almeda Fire line the Bear Lake Estates in Phoenix, Ore., Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020.  The Census Bureau is contending with several natural disasters as wildfires and hurricanes disrupt the final weeks of the nation’s once-a-decade headcount. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Wildfires and hurricanes disrupt final weeks of 2020 censusThe Census Bureau is contending with several natural disasters as wildfires and hurricanes disrupt the final weeks of the nation’s once-a-decade headcount
The Associated Press1 hour ago
A sign outside of Greenwood Elementary School promotes mask-wearing on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. A dispute between Iowa's governor and the state's largest school district could mean summer school for students and crippling bills for the school system. Des Moines school officials have repeatedly refused to abide by Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds' order that districts hold at least half their classes in-person, saying it's not safe. (AP Photo/Scott McFetridge)
Des Moines says no to governor's demand for classroom returnA dispute between Iowa's governor and the state's largest school district could mean summer school for students and crippling bills for the school system
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this a June 9, 2020, file photo, voters wait in line to cast their ballots in the state's primary election at a polling place in Atlanta, Ga.  Georgia’s primary earlier this year became a poster child for election dysfunction. Election officials say they are making sweeping changes to avoid a repeat in November, as Georgia emerges as a potential presidential battleground where turnout is expected to set records and the coronavirus continues to rage.  (AP Photo/Ron Harris, File)
Georgia's Fulton County works to avoid another vote debacleVoting problems in Georgia's Fulton County, which is home to Atlanta, have become a national flashpoint in recent elections in part because they have disproportionately affected Black voters
The Associated Press4 hours ago
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