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Charcoal on teeth. Loaded bloody marys. A Hurricane Irma wedding

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• Holding photos and reading names of loved ones lost 16 years ago, 9/11 victims' relatives marked the anniversary of the attacks at ground zero this morning with a solemn and personal ceremony.

The latest on Irma, now a tropical storm but still packing winds near hurricane force winds. After thundering through Florida, its outer bands have reached Georgia.

Who’s smoking pot? A nationwide survey says the rate of young users (17 and younger) is at a 14-year low.

Charles Manson is far from the only notorious inmate at Corcoran state prison. Here are six others.

• Why, after soaking-wet winter, are we enduring an abundance of wildfires? We’ve got some answers.

• The death toll from the 8.2 earthquake that struck southwestern Mexico last week has risen to 90, authorities said.

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• The power of Irma.

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• What do charcoal, mud paste and coconut oil have to do with sparkling teeth? What, indeed.

• Nearly 270 people evacuated because of the Railroad Fire returned home last weekend. “We can’t say it enough how thankful and appreciative we are,” one said.

• Where are the most loaded bloody marys in town? Wonder no more. Meanwhile, a beer-centric restaurant with some eye-catching designs at the bar has opened in Madera.

• If you believe in moral victories, Fresno State’s football team secured one against No. 1 Alabama. Next up: A chance to double down at No. 6 Washington in Seattle.

• Speaking of sports: SLOANE STEPHENS! Woo!

Outrè Scoops

• These two National Guardsmen had an intimate beach wedding all planned, complete with a white, poofy dress for the bride. Then Irma happened. So they improvised.

Jody Murray: 559-441-6367, @jmurray59

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