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The wildfires are within miles of each other and firefighters — unable to stop their advance — have put their focus on evacuations.

Unleaded gas is now averaging $2.72 a gallon nationwide, hitting the lowest levels since April. Experts say the prices could continue to drop, but could bounce back up by Christmas.

As many ballots remain uncounted, Florida may order a statewide vote recount by Saturday afternoon.

Brian Hedlund and Ariel Friel collect microbes living for tens of thousands of years in the subsurface of the earth. By studying these microorganisms, they hope to gain clues about potential life on Mars and other planets.