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Top Stories: Refugees Flee Syria; Crews Battle Wildfires In California

Good morning.

Our early headlines:

-- Are You Better Off? That's The Question As Democrats Gather.

-- Power's Still Out For Many After Isaac, And They're Boiling.

Other stories in the news:

-- "U.N. Says 100,000 Refugees Fled Syria In August." ( The Associated Press)

-- "Crews Hope Cooler Temps, High Humidity" Will Help In Battle Against Wildfire In California's San Gabriel Montains. ( Southern California Public Radio)

-- "Afghans Seek A Homegrown Plan For Security." ( Morning Edition)

-- "Lufthansa Cancels Hundreds Of Flights As Strikes Hit." ( Reuters)

-- "In Authoritarian North Korea, Hints Of Reform." ( The Washington Post)

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