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Western Wildfires May Take Weeks To Months To Contain
The Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon, the country's largest active blaze, could reach full containment in October. Until then, officials say, wildfire conditions will only continue to intensify.
US & World
As COVID Concern Grows In Kansas, So Does Confusion Over Who Is In Charge
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, a Democrat, has been hesitant to issue any statewide mandates without a ruling from the state Supreme Court on her powers. Counties aren't jumping at the opportunity either.
Vaccinated People Can Spread Delta Variant, Suggests Data Behind The CDC Mask Guidance
In an outbreak in Provincetown, Mass., three-quarters of cases occurred in fully vaccinated people. The study's findings suggest that vaccinated people infected with delta can transmit the virus.
A Justice Department Ruling Paves The Way For A House Panel To Get Trump's Taxes
The Justice Department said the Treasury Department "must furnish" the Trump tax materials to House lawmakers. But it's far from clear that the information will become public.
Crime & Justice
Harvey Weinstein Tries And Fails To Have Several Sexual Assault Charges Dismissed
Weinstein's lawyers had asked a judge to throw out three of the sexual assault charges against him. The judge let two stand but agreed that a third should be amended and sent back to the grand jury.
Environment & Science
Climate Change Is Driving Deadly Weather Disasters From Arizona To Mumbai
There's been about two degrees Fahrenheit of warming so far worldwide. That may sound like a small number, but scientists say it's enough to make extreme weather events much more common.
Arts & Entertainment
Everything You'd Want To Know About The Unusual Masks Worn By Team USA Athletes
It's a bold look that has been compared to the masked Batman villain Bane – even by the Japanese organizers of the Tokyo Games. The mask is voluminous and is a nod to the host country, Japan.
Kindergarten Enrollment Fell Last Year. Now Schools Wonder How Many Kids Are Coming
It's too soon to say if schools will see a surge, but they do know that kindergartners are entering their first year of school with a wide range of experience.
Oscar The Grouch And Grover Give Us Some Tips For Staying Home
Oscar the Grouch loves his trash, but he loves it more when everyone stays far away from him.
Business & Economy
LA Homebuyers Turn To 'Tenancy In Common,' With Tradeoffs
TIC buyers must be willing to co-own property with strangers. And rent-controlled tenants may have been forced out of the buildings they're moving into.