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The Dixie Fire in Northern California is about the size of San Diego and has more than 5,800 workers on scene. It's the second-largest active fire in the country as of Saturday. U.S. Forest Service hide caption

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People head into the service building at the Cheesequake Rest Area in South Amboy, N.J. Julio Cortez/AP hide caption

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Opinion: New Jersey Renames Its Rest Stops As A Nation Rethinks Monuments

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President Joe Biden, center, signs a proclamation during an event in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 26, 2021, to highlight the bipartisan roots of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Kenny Nations, manager of the movie theater, changes the sign on the marquee; he is fully vaccinated and has tried to encourage co-workers to follow suit. Liz Sanders for NPR hide caption

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There's Vaccine Drama In Arkansas, Where Rates Are Low And Everyone Has An Opinion

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The gate to Arches National Park is closed on a weekday morning last month, as it is many mornings after the parking lots and trails quickly fill up. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Democratic Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly's legal battle with the Republican-led Legislature has left confusion over whether she has the authority to issue new pandemic restrictions. Kelly did not issue a mask mandate when speaking Wednesday from the state Capitol in Topeka. Abigail Censky/KCUR hide caption

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The "performative activism" by Americans Jacob Hoyle and Curtis McDowald on Friday was the latest criticism over allowing a man accused of sexual assault to attend the Olympics. Elsa/Getty Images hide caption

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Three Reasons for the Housing Shortage

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Given The Choice Between Prison Life And Fighting Wildfires, These Women Chose Fire

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Raven Saunders turned heads with her unique look for Friday's qualifying round in the women's shot put at the Tokyo Olympics. Saunders had one of the best throws of the day, earning her a spot in this weekend's final. Patrick Smith/Getty Images hide caption

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Pedestrians and cyclists head down Commercial Street in Provincetown, Mass., in May 2020. A study of a new outbreak in Provincetown found that three-quarters of those infected with the virus were fully vaccinated. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images hide caption

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First lady Jill Biden arrives in Savannah, Ga., on July 8. She was injured last weekend while reportedly stepping on an object on a beach in Hawaii. Jim Watson/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Max García and his grandfather, Mario, in early July. Mario García hide caption

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A Cuban Refugee's Optimism Inspires His Grandson's Acting Career

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