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Oregon firefighter Steve McAdoo with Clackamas Fire talks on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Beavercreek, Ore., about spending long hours fighting wildfires while worrying about his own family, who had to evacuate. This year's fires have taxed the human, mechanical and financial resources of the nation's wildfire fighting forces to a degree that few past blazes did. And half of the fire season is yet to come. Heat, drought, and a strategic decision to attack the flames early combined with other factors to put a historically heavy burden on fire teams. (AP Photo/Lindsay Whitehurst)
Firefighters battle exhaustion along with wildfire flamesFirefighters trying to contain the massive wildfires in Oregon, California and Washington state say they are constantly on the verge of exhaustion
The Associated Press19 minutes ago
FILE - In this April 5, 2018, file photo, people walk through the Princeton University campus in Princeton, N.J. The Trump administration has opened an investigation into racial bias at Princeton University, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, saying that the school's recent acknowledgment of racism on campus amounts to a "shocking" and "serious" admission of discrimination. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
Princeton faces federal inquiry after acknowledging racismThe Trump administration has opened an investigation into racial bias at Princeton University, saying that the school’s recent acknowledgment of racism on campus amounts to an admission of discrimination
The Associated Press41 minutes ago
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine nurse Loreta Padron prepares to test a volunteer for COVID-19, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 in Miami. Miami is one of 89 cities around the U.S. that's testing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. (AP Photo/Taimy Alvarez)
Push is underway to test COVID-19 vaccines in diverse groupsCompanies are struggling to recruit diverse volunteers in final U.S. tests of possible COVID-19 vaccines
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Fanchiskia Gulley moves toward her apartment after purchasing provisions in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Fla. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Alabama reports 2nd death from Hurricane Sally; Alpha formsA second death from Hurricane Sally was reported Friday in Alabama, where the storm sloshed ashore Wednesday, brining wind and flooding rain
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2020, file photo, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks to reporters after visiting New Bridges Elementary School in the Brooklyn borough of New York, to observe pandemic-related safety procedures. In a Sept. 10, 2020, letter to the mayor by the leaders of a number of businesses, de Blasio was urged "to take immediate action" on public safety and other issues in New York City as part of dealing with the city's longer-term economic concerns. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
NYC mayor 'very confident' in new school reopening timelineNew York City’s mayor says he is confident the city will meet a revised timeline to bring public school students back to classrooms within the next two weeks
The Associated Press3 hours ago
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