President Obama to Address Joint Session of Congress

An official says the massive California wildfire that is still burning was “human-caused.” However, deputy incident commander Carlton Joseph has said there are many possibilities as to how the fire began and there are no clues yet that show how it started, AP.

The death toll from the earthquake that struck 150 miles from Jakarta has been raised to at least 35. The toll is expected to rise as a landslide triggered by the quake destroyed many houses, BBC News.

Next Wednesday, President Obama will address a joint session of Congress to speak about his healthcare reform plan. Rumors have been circulating that the White House is planning on dropping the public option from the plan, but officials have not confirmed this. Three House committees have passed healthcare reform bills, but the Senate has not been able to reach a compromise, Washington Post.

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