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The Two-Way
2:14 pm
Mon August 3, 2015

California Wildfire Blazes Through 60,000 Acres, Containment Estimated Next Week

The "Rocky Fire" isn't expected to be contained until Aug. 10.
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Originally published on Mon August 3, 2015 3:39 pm

As wildfires continue to blaze across California, one fire is more expansive in its reach than others. It's called Rocky Fire, and it began last week. It has already burned through at least 60,000 acres.

The Rocky Fire, one of numerous active wildfires in the state, is north of San Francisco, and member station KQED reports it is roughly double the size of the city.

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Latin America
2:13 pm
Mon August 3, 2015

Puerto Rico Fails To Make Its Bond Payment

Originally published on Tue August 4, 2015 7:52 am

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Music Interviews
2:01 pm
Mon August 3, 2015

Guitar Phenom's New Album Pays Tribute To Jimi Hendrix

Originally published on Mon August 3, 2015 2:54 pm

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Fine Art
2:01 pm
Mon August 3, 2015

Opulent And Apolitical: The Art Of The Met's Islamic Galleries

Sultan 'Ali 'Adil Shah II Slays a Tiger (ca. 1660) is part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's critically acclaimed Sultans of Deccan India, 1500-1700 Opulence and Fantasy exhibition.
The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Lent by Howard Hodgkin. Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Originally published on Tue August 4, 2015 7:52 am

This is an introduction to NPR's Muslim Artists, Now series, which will highlight contemporary Muslim musicians, writers, painters and filmmakers, among others.

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Race
2:01 pm
Mon August 3, 2015

Darren Wilson, An Uneasy New Dad In Virtual Hiding

Originally published on Mon August 3, 2015 2:54 pm

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Environment
2:01 pm
Mon August 3, 2015

Obama's Climate Plan Faces Huge Political Challenges

Originally published on Mon August 3, 2015 2:54 pm

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Energy
2:01 pm
Mon August 3, 2015

How EPA Rules Would Hit Coal-Heavy West Virginia

Originally published on Mon August 3, 2015 2:54 pm

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Sports
2:01 pm
Mon August 3, 2015

Ultimate Frisbee Recognized By Olympic Committee

Originally published on Mon August 3, 2015 2:54 pm

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Politics
2:01 pm
Mon August 3, 2015

Koch Brothers Gather Conservative Donors To Hear GOP Candidates

Originally published on Mon August 3, 2015 2:54 pm

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The Salt
1:54 pm
Mon August 3, 2015

Wanted: More Bulls With No Horns

One of the hornless Holsteins at Steve Maddox's California dairy farm. Maddox is beginning to breed hornless cattle into his herd, but it's slow going.
Abbie Fentress Swanson for NPR

The next time you're in the dairy aisle at the supermarket, take a moment to imagine the animals that produced all that milk. Do these cows have horns? Chances are they do, or at least they did at birth.

About 85 percent of milk sold in the United States comes from Holstein cows born with horns. But it's standard practice for farms to remove horns from cattle to prevent injuries to workers, veterinarians and other cows in the herd.

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