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Judgment day for DACA. A cut above for kids with autism. A Kardashian in Fresno.

It’s Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. Welcome to your Morning Scoop of fresh headlines and general good stuff. Sign up to get the Scoop in your email inbox.

Top Scoops

• Here’s the latest information about the Mission Fire east of North Fork and the Railroad Fire in Mariposa County.

• The Trump administration is expected this morning to announce its intention to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – DACA – program, but only after giving Congress six months to protect the nearly 800,000 young immigrants known as “dreamers.”

• Latino and Muslim speakers shared the mic at a Labor Day rally at Fresno’s Courthouse Park. It’s a “nerve-wracking time for many of us,” one said.

• In a civil trial that begins today in downtown Fresno, a rural school district faces a lawsuit that blames administrators for a 9-year-old boy’s death in a traffic accident.

• Join us on a flight into the eye of Hurricane Irma, which is rumbling into the Caribbean and Florida.

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• Few people have as awesome a view of downtown Fresno’s Fulton Mall/Street makeover project as Charles Atikian, general manager of the Pacific Southwest Building. He says interest in living, working and playing downtown is buzzing.

Good Stuff to Know

• A hairdresser with a huge heart came up with a brilliant way to calm children with autism when it’s their time for a trim. All she needed were clippers and a farm.

• There’s a Kardashian living in Fresno and, like her outrageously famous cousins, she has a beauty line.

Alabama, Fresno State’s next opponent and college football’s No. 1 team, is “big, physical and fast,” ’Dogs coach Jeff Tedford says.

• A former Fresno State cheerleader has leaped (and grasped and rolled) her way to the American Ninja Warrior final.

• What does John Lennon have to do with DACA’s “dreamers”? This.

Outrè Scoops

• A school district in Georgia apologized after a teacher asked two students wearing “Make America Great Again” T-shirts to leave her classroom.

• A brick to the bottom line: The company that makes Legos will cut about 8 percent of its workforce – about 1,400 jobs.

Jody Murray: 559-441-6367, @jmurray59

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