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And now it's time for sports.

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Oregon Wildfires Continue To Rage

Sep 12, 2020

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Wildfires have forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes in Oregon, and many more have their bags packed. Here's Governor Kate Brown.

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Twin sisters from Ethiopia opened a restaurant in Washington, D.C., that turned into a jazz club, attracting national acts. More than 30 years later, Twins Jazz is closing down, another small business victim of the pandemic. NPR's Andrew Limbong reports.

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You think you need a haircut? In Red Castle, Australia, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals recently came upon a shaggy sheep roaming the Victorian countryside.

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The dreamscape of California has looked like a hellscape this week. California, America's Golden State — "Warm, palmy air — air you can kiss ..." wrote Jack Kerouac — has had choking air, scalding heat and surreal orange skies.

California has been the dreamland of so many who hope to strike it rich or start over, a state of mind, as well as a state: a place for fresh starts, freeways and free love.

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