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Flames lick above vehicles on Highway 162 as the Bear Fire burns in Oroville, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. The blaze, part of the lightning-sparked North Complex, expanded at a critical rate of spread as winds buffeted the region. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Katie Griffin, a junior at Norristown Area High School, takes part in virtual Spanish class at her home in Norristown, Pa., on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. The district plans to offer online-only instruction through at least January 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Rubinkam)
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes passes against the Houston Texans in the first half of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2001, file photo, the south tower of the World Trade Center, left, begins to collapse after a terrorist attack on the landmark buildings in New York. Families impacted by the terrorist attacks say it's important for the nation to pause and remember the hijacked-plane attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people at the World Trade Center, at the Pentagon and near Shanksville, Pa., on Sept. 11, 2001, shaping American policy, perceptions of safety and daily life in places from airports to office buildings. (AP Photo/Gulnara Samoilova, File)
FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2020, file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron, center left, gestures as he visits the devastated site of the explosion at the port of Beirut, Lebanon. In the wake of Beirut's massive port explosion, Macron has taken a tough line, setting deadlines for Lebanon's politicians to carry out reforms. His hands-on approach has angered some in Lebanon and brought praise from others. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, Pool, File)
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. WILDFIRES RAVAGE U.S. WEST Wildfires in heavily populated northwest Oregon were growing, with hundreds of thousands of people told to flee while the death toll in a Northern California wildfire rose to at least 10, making it the deadliest of the year.
2. AMERICA COMMEMORATES 9/11 In New York, a dispute over virus-safety precautions is leading to split-screen remembrances while both Donald Trump and Joe Biden will pay respects at the same memorial in Pennsylvania without crossing paths.
3. RACE A PREDICTOR OF SCHOOL REOPENINGS Districts with mostly white students are more likely than those with mostly Black or Latino ones to open their doors, an analysis by the AP and Chalkbeat reveals.
4. MACRON’S BLUEPRINT RAISES QUESTIONS The French president gave Lebanon’s politicians a road map for policy changes and reform, leading residents of the tiny Mediterranean country to question whether Lebanese can rule themselves.
5. SPARSE CROWD SEES CHIEFS BEAT TEXANS Before just 17,000 fans, Patrick Mahomes throws three touchdown passes and Kansas City begins defense of its Super Bowl title by beating Houston 34-20 in the first NFL game since the pandemic began.
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