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Five things to know for today

Your daily look from the Associated Press at national and world late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that are being talked about today:

Golden state flames

California is heading into what traditionally is the teeth of the wildfire season, and already it has set a record with 2 million acres burned this year.

Legislative lull

As lawmakers return to Washington for an abbreviated preelection session, hopes are dimming for another coronavirus relief bill, or much else.

Expulsion standoff

Leading Belarus opposition activist Maria Kolesnikova is being held at the border with Ukraine, resisting authorities’ attempts to force her to leave the country.

Trump target gets support

Chinese leader Xi Jinping has praised China’s role in battling the coronavirus pandemic and expressed support for the World Health Organization, which the U.S. is in the process of withdrawing from.

Virus weighs on Palestinian territory

Gaza, under an Israeli-Egyptian blockade since 2007, is seeing its already overburdened health-care system strained further by the pandemic.

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