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Hundreds of demonstrators march in Portland on 66th night of protests

Hundreds of demonstrators march in Portland on 66th night of protests

Hundreds of people gathered and marched on Saturday in Portland, Oregon, marking the 66th night of Black Lives Matter protests in the city, according to the Portland Police Bureau. Police said hundreds of people gathered at the federal courthouse Saturday night to protest and hear speeches before marching through downtown. That march was peaceful, police…MORE

A south Georgia prison was put on lockdown after 2 staff and 3 inmates were injured

A south Georgia prison was put on lockdown after 2 staff and 3 inmates were injured

A south Georgia prison was put on lockdown early Sunday morning after two staff members and three inmates were injured in a “disturbance caused by inmates,” according to the Georgia Department of Corrections. The so-called disturbance at Ware State Prison in Waycross, Georgia, is currently under investigation by the GDC, spokeswoman Joan Heath said in…MORE

California firefighters brace for raging flames and a burgeoning pandemic

California firefighters brace for raging flames and a burgeoning pandemic

With temperatures soaring and winds gusting, California firefighters may soon face their first significant battle against wildland blazes, but they will also have to contend with the uncertain terrain caused by the coronavirus. Under Covid-19 safety procedures, California fire officials tell CNN they will reduce the size of usually bustling base camps — where hundreds…MORE

Over 7,000 people evacuated due to the Apple Fire in Southern California

Over 7,000 people evacuated due to the Apple Fire in Southern California

An out-of-control wildfire burning in Cherry Valley, California, east of Los Angeles, has grown to over 20,000 acres, forcing thousands of people to evacuate, according to the US Forest Service. The Apple Fire began Friday shortly before 5 p.m. PST and has forced about 7,800 people to evacuate, Riverside County Fire Department said. As of…MORE