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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Burning forest near Yosemite
The 2-week-old Rim Fire moved up a spot on the state's list of large wildfires dating back to 1932 when it grew to 348 square miles - an area larger than the cities of San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose combined - on Saturday. (09/01/2013)
Nelson Mandela
The return of the critically-ill leader of the anti-apartheid movement to his home in an affluent neighborhood of Johannesburg allows his family to share time with him in a more intimate setting. Mandela is 95. (09/01/2013)
fast food protest
Customers want a deal when they order burgers and fries. But those cheap eats squeeze franchise store owners who say they already survive on slim margins. And the corporations have to grow profits to keep shareholders happy. Caught in that triangle are the workers. (09/01/2013)
The Knife Lake fire will be declared officially controlled once additional clean-up work is finished.
Senior U.S. officials sought to present their case to divided lawmakers in a classified briefing as the countdown began to the biggest foreign policy vote since Congress authorized President George W. Bush to invade Iraq.
Nelson Mandela, still in critical condition with a chronic lung infection, was discharged from a hospital and taken by ambulance to his home in Johannesburg on Sunday after three months of intensive care.
From 2000 to 2010, Minnesota's median income fell by 18 percent after figures were adjusted for inflation -- the steepest decline in the nation, according to an economic justice group.
Minnesota's black bear hunting season begins today. The DNR issued 3,750 permits this season, which ends Oct. 13.
Measles was declared eliminated in the U.S. more than a decade ago. But in recent years, the highly infectious disease has cropped up in communities with low vaccination rates, most recently in North Texas.
Veteran British journalist and broadcaster Sir David Frost has died from a suspected heart attack while aboard a luxury cruise ship. He was 74.
Many House Republicans say people who illegally crossed the border or overstayed their visas should not be rewarded with a special, tailor-made solution that awards them a prize of American citizenship, especially when millions are waiting in line to attempt the process through current legal channels. It's not clear, however, what a path to citizenship that's not a special path to citizenship might look like, or how many people it might help.
President Barack Obama said he has decided that the United States should take military action against Syria but will seek congressional authorization for the use of force. Here's a look at key Syria developments around the world Sunday amid heightened tensions over potential military action.
When traffic flows across the new stretch of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge for the first time next week, it will do so nearly a quarter-century after a deadly earthquake during the 1989 World Series collapsed two 50-foot sections of the old structure.

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