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'Hell In The Rearview Mirror' As Coloradoans Flee Wildfires

In Colorado Springs, a huge wildfire continues to destroy homes and threaten the city. More than 1,000 firefighters are on the scene. There are other blazes in seven western states.

Comedian Sells Out Concert Tour In Less Than 2 Days

Comedian Louis C.K. sold out his tour while bypassing ticket services like Ticketmaster. He sold tickets on his website for a flat fee of $45. He raised $4.5 million.

Tentative Deal On Transportation Reached

House and Senate negotiators are said to have reached a deal to fund highway projects for the next two years. The latest temporary highway bill extension is set to expire Saturday, and for weeks negotiators have been trying to smooth out the differences between House and Senate versions.

Colo. Wildfires Require Huge Amounts Of Resources

A massive wildfire near Colorado Springs is threatening thousands of homes and the nearby Air Force Academy. Fire management officials have issued mandatory evacuation orders for more than 30,000 homes. New students are set to arrive at the Air Force Academy on Thursday.

Unlike Chicken And Pork, Beef Still Begins With Small Family Ranches

The beef industry is shaped like a bottle: It starts at the bottom with 750,000 small ranches and ends with just four meatpacking plants processing about 82 percent of the beef we eat.

Romney Gets No Relief On Outsourcing Story

Mitt Romney's campaign got no satisfaction from The Washington Post. The newspaper refused to retract a piece that tied the Republican presidential candidate to the outsourcing of U.S. jobs overseas when he ran Bain Capital.

After Arizona Immigration Ruling, Panic And Protests

Days after the Supreme Court upheld a key part of Arizona's law, human-rights groups say they're getting calls from worried undocumented residents who are afraid of being turned over to immigration officials. But the ruling has also emboldened opponents of the measure.