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Massive California wildfire crosses into Nevada

A massive, uncontained wildfire has crossed the border from Northern California into Nevada — triggering fresh evacuations, AP reported early Thursday.

The big picture: The Tamarack Fire south of Lake Tahoe had razed over 68 square miles since erupting on July 4 — one of 23 blazes ignited lightning strikes, according to the U.S. Forest Service. It's one of 78 large fires raging across 13 U.S. states.


Of note: Oregon's Bootleg Fire, the largest blaze in the U.S., swelled to 618 square miles in the Fremont-Winema National Forest.

Yes, but: Cooler conditions with less gusty winds were assisting firefighting efforts on Wednesday and the blaze was 38% contained, per the U.S. Forest Service.

  • "The fire also was approaching an area burned by a previous fire on its active southeastern flank, raising hopes that lack of fuel could reduce its spread," AP noted.

Context: The wildfires, many of which started when a severe heat wave erupted in June, have been linked by scientists to human-caused climate change.

Go deeper: Western wildfire smoke chokes Upper Midwest, East Coast

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Why the startup world needs to ditch "unicorns" for "dragons"

When Aileen Lee originally coined the term "unicorn" in late 2013, she was describing the 39 "U.S.-based software companies started since 2003 and valued at over $1 billion by public or private market investors."

Flashback: It got redefined in early 2015 by yours truly and Erin Griffith, in a cover story for Fortune, as any privately-held startup valued at $1 billion or more. At the time, we counted 80 of them.

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Scoop: Facebook's new moves to lower News Feed's political volume

Facebook plans to announce that it will de-emphasize political posts and current events content in the News Feed based on negative user feedback, Axios has learned. It also plans to expand tests to limit the amount of political content that people see in their News Feeds to more countries outside of the U.S.

Why it matters: The changes could reduce traffic to some news publishers, particularly companies that post a lot of political content.

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