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Los Alamos evacuated; Cirque de Soleil pitches; Wisconsin judge investigated

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Mildly disturbing weather news of the day: The wildfire in New Mexico is creeping up on Los Alamos nuclear laboratory. From the Associated Press: “A wildfire burns near Los Alamos, N.M., (pictured above). Thousands of residents calmly fled from the town that's home to the Los Alamos nuclear laboratory, ahead of an approaching wildfire that sent up towering plumes of smoke, rained down ash and sparked a spot fire on lab property where scientists 50 years ago conducted underground tests of radioactive explosives.”

WORLD: U.S. endorses Christine Lagarde for IMF

The arrest of Dominque Strauss-Kahn threw the International Monetary Fund for a loop. But the IMF may be hours away from finding a new leader. U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner announced the U.S.’s support for Christine Lagarde to head the IMF, giving her enough votes to win the top job later today.

NATIONAL: Wisconsin justice in a “chokehold”

The sheriff’s office in Madison, Wis., began an investigation into the accusations of liberal Justice Ann Walsh Bradley against conservative Justice David Prosser. Bradley said Prosser tried to choke her during an argument, the day before the court upheld the controversial law eliminating most public employees’ collective bargaining rights. Prosser has denied the allegations.

SPORTS: Best opening pitch thrown ever

A performer from Cirque de Soleil nails the toss in my hometown of San Diego.

ODD(ly beautiful): Floating lanterns fill the Poland sky


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