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A wildfire erupted north of Los Angeles Wednesday afternoon, raging over thousands of acres and prompting evacuation orders for up to 500 homes. More than 15 square miles had burned by Wednesday night. (Aug. 13)       

Only 23% of U.S. Latinos have heard of the term "Latinx" and just 3% use the word to describe themselves, according to the Pew Research Center.        

Highlights of this day in history: First steps toward building the Berlin Wall during the Cold War; Cuba's Fidel Castro born; Spain's Cortez captures what's now Mexico City; Director Alfred Hitchcock born; Baseball's Mickey Mantle dies. (Aug. 13)       

Maribel Morales-Rosado was well-known in in her community and lived in the area for 27 years. Her ex-boyfriend is charged in her murder.        

Nearly as many Confederate statues have been removed in less than three months since George Floyd's death as were removed in three previous years.        

President Donald Trump took aim at Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris at the White House on Wednesday. (Aug. 12)       

California Governor Gavin Newsom calls the choice of Sen. Kamala Harris as Joe Biden's vice-presidential running mate a "proud moment", a "meaningful moment for California." (August 12)