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    Updated on Sep 13, 2020. Posted on Sep 10, 2020

    The Entire West Coast Is On Fire. It Didn’t Have To Be.

    “We have been suppressing fire in California for well over 100 years and we are deep, deep in the hole."

    Welcome to another new episode of News O'Clock!

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    Butte County firefighters watch the Bear fire quickly spreads in Oroville, California, Sept. 9, 2020.

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    On today's show, we're digging into these stories:

    1. A whistleblower told Congress that the Department of Homeland Security is trying to manipulate intelligence reports to match Trump’s beliefs.

    2. More than 29 million people are receiving unemployment benefits in the US.

    3. Niecy Nash’s love is the very queer story we need right now.

    4. Facebook is rolling back the clock to 2004 as it launches “Facebook Campus.”

    5. And with the fires continuing to ravage the Western US, we talked with ProPublica reporter Liz Weil about how years of bad decisions and climate change combined to make things apocalyptic on the West Coast.

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    San Miguel County firefighters battle the Valley fire in Jamul, California, Sept. 6, 2020.

    Do you have any stories that you think we should cover on News O'Clock? Please let us know! You can reach us at or on Twitter @NewsOClock.

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