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    In this undated photo provided by the U.S. Forest Service, the Rim Fire burns near Yosemite National Park, Calif. The wildfire outside Yosemite National Park — one of more than 50 major brush blazes burning across the western U.S. — more than tripled in size overnight and still threatens about 2,500 homes, hotels and camp buildings. Fire officials said the blaze burning in remote, steep terrain had grown to more than 84 square miles and was only 2 percent contained on Thursday, down from 5 percent a day earlier. (AP Photo/U.S. Forest Service)

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    Media center staff member and journalists work near a television screen showing an online pre-recorded testimony by Gu Kailai, wife of former Chinese politician Bo Xilai before a press conference held at a hotel near the Jinan Intermediate People's Court in Jinan in eastern China's Shandong province on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. Bo is accused of corruption and interference in the investigation of his wife's murder of a British businessman. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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    FILE - This file image released by Tesla Motors shows a sketch of the Hyperloop capsule with passengers onboard. When billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk published fanciful plans to shoot capsules full of people at the speed of sound through a tube connecting Los Angeles and San Francisco, he asked the public to perfect his rough plans. From tinkerers to engineers, the race is on. (AP Photo/Tesla Motors, file)

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. WIKILEAKER: ‘I AM CHELSEA MANNING’

The soldier, just sentenced to prison, wants to live as a woman and undergo hormone treatment — creating a whole new set of complications for the military.

2. NASDAQ TRADING HALT PUTS PRESSURE ON EXCHANGES

Three-hour outage highlights risks of computer-driven trading and technological vulnerability of markets.

3. FRESH DISCONTENT IN EGYPT

Islamists remain incensed that Morsi is still in captivity. Now reformists are angry that Mubarak has been released.

4. UN SAYS ONE MILLION SYRIAN CHILDREN ARE NOW REFUGEES

Syrian kids facing child labor, early marriage and potential sexual exploitation in neighboring countries.

5. HOW LATEST WITNESS IN BO XILAI’S TRIAL HELPED PROSECUTORS’ CASE

Videotaped testimony from the disgraced politician’s wife bolstered bribery allegations against him.

6. IDAHO WILDFIRE DISRUPTS VACATION FOR THE RICH AND FAMOUS

Sun Valley’s jet-set are being whisked away in their private planes to escape the incessant blaze.

7. HYPERLOOP TRAVEL IDEA DRAWS DREAMERS, INVENTORS

The race is on for everyone to polish blueprints of the ultra-fast capsule mode of transportation.

8. WHY FINANCIAL SANCTIONS ARE HURTING IRANIANS

Freeze on Tehran’s oil revenues is causing high inflation and cutting into the nation’s foreign reserves.

9. WHO WILL PLAY BATMAN IN ‘MAN OF STEEL’ SEQUEL

Ben Affleck will play the Dark Knight opposite Henry Cavill’s Superman in superhero mash-up.

10. RYAN BRAUN COMES CLEAN

The suspended Milwaukee Brewers slugger admits taking performance-enhancing drugs during his NL MVP season of 2011.

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