In the midst of a canyon scorched bare by the Sierra Nevada's most destructive fire in centuries, ferns unfurl along a spring, black oaks push through charred soil normally blanketed with pine needles and a hawk soars above towering dead trees.
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Here's the latest news for Thursday, September 26th: Obama vows health care law won't be undercut; Former Montana teacher freed after 30-day term for rape, and displaced elephants now have new home.
Here's the latest news for Wednesday, September 25th: Ted Cruz finished talking at noon on Wednesday; Kenyan authorities start the grim task; Fears of oil spills grow as Colorado flood waters recede; New Benjamins coming to your bank.
Here's the latest news for Tuesday, September 24th: Fighting over in Kenyan shopping mall; Obama calls for UN action if Syria doesn't dismantle its chemical weapons; Long lost Mary Pickford movie found; Encouraging health, babies are made to cry in Japan.
Here's the latest news for Monday, September 23rd: Kenyan security officials nearly regain control of mall; Obama comments on Kenya during UN opening meetings; Blackberry sold to largest shareholder; artificially bred panda cubs make their debut in China.