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LOS ANGELES — Firefighters continued to build containment around several destructive wildfires burning in California on Sunday, though one stubborn blaze in the northern part of the state grew significantly and crossed the border into Oregon. The blaze on the California-Oregon state line known as the Klamathon Fire grew to 48 square miles (124 square kilometers) and leapt into Oregon overnight. It was 25 percent contained. SENT: 360 words, photos.
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OPEN PRIMARY-BALLOTS REJECTED
DENVER — Nearly 7,000 unaffiliated voters in this year’s primary elections in Colorado had their ballots rejected because they did not follow the rules. Of the 293,153 unaffiliated voters who participated in the June 26 primaries, 6,914 submitted both Democratic and Republican ballots, ensuring neither was counted. Unaffiliated voters were told they could only send in one ballot. SENT: 230 words.
— FATAL FALL — Authorities say a 31-year-old Denver man died after he slipped and fell while climbing a boulder in northern Colorado.
— OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING — An investigation is underway after an Adams County sheriff’s deputy was involved in a fatal shooting during a foot chase.
— PUEBLO SLAYING-SENTENCE — A Colorado man who strangled another man to death has been sentenced to 32 years in prison.
SEATTLE — The Colorado Rockies go for a three-game sweep of the Seattle Mariners on Sunday afternoon. The Rockies have won five straight to move back into the wild card conversation in the National League before the All-Star break. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. (Game started at 2:10 p.m. MT)
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Brewers activated centerfielder Lorenzo Cain off the 10-day disabled list and placed outfielder Ryan Braun and catcher Manny Pina on the DL as part of eight roster moves on Sunday. Right-hander Aaron Wilkerson was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs and left-handed reliever Mike Zagurski was designated for assignment. Top pitching prospect Corbin Burnes, catcher Jacob Nottingham, and infielder Nate Orf were called up from Triple-A. By Jim Hoehn. SENT: 520 words, photos.
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