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Interactive Map Shows Different Views of Yosemite Fire

Mapping firm Esri has released an interactive map of the powerful 13-day California Rim Fire, which has already charred 311 square miles. As of this morning, the fire was 32-percent contained and listed as the fifth-largest wildfire in the state's history.

The Rim Fire Perspectives Map contains three different views of the fire. You can explore which areas and infrastructure are threatened by the fire; how the fire has progressed; and where fires have burned near Yosemite in the past.

More than 4,900 firefighters are battling the blaze, at a cost of at least $47 million.

 

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A grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri on Monday declined to indict a local police officer in the August 2014 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, setting off a night of violent riots in the suburban St. Louis community. Here's the aftermath.

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Minivans are the safest vehicles for families, right? Well, maybe not.

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