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Top Stories: Heatwave Continues; Trayvon Martin's Parents Speak

Good morning! Here are our early headlines:

-- Thousands Flee Calif. Wildfire Moving Toward Populated Area

-- WATCH: South Africa Celebrates Mandela's 95th Birthday

-- Trayvon Martin's Mom: Jury Should Have Blamed 'Responsible Adult'

Here are some other stories making news today:

-- Relief may be in sight from massive, smothering heat wave (CBS)

-- Indian principal on the run after 22 students die from school lunches (CNN)

-- Zimmerman jury sequestration included steaks, pedicures (USA Today)

-- Russian Court Convicts Prominent Opposition Leader (New York Times)

-- Emmys 2013: Showtime rules as Netflix elbows its way in (Los Angeles Times)

-- In Senate, emotional appeal to restore 'heart and soul' of Voting Rights Act (Christian Science Monitor)

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

Eyder Peralta is NPR's East Africa correspondent based in Nairobi, Kenya.
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