5 Things to Know This Morning

PHOTO: Firefighters in an engine company set fire to reinforce the line to stave off part of the Mountain Fire burning on July 17th, 2013.

Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.

1. Calif. Wildfire Threatens Thousands

A wildfire in Idyllwild, Calif., has forced more than 6,000 residents and visitors to evacuate.

2. House Votes to Delay Parts of Health Care Law

The House of Representatives voted to delay the employer mandate and the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate both by one year.

3. Gov. Perry to Sign Abortion Restrictions

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is set to sign into law sweeping new abortion restrictions.

4. Senate Group Reaches Tentative Deal on Student Loans

A bipartisan coalition of senators has reached a tentative deal over student loans that could avert a major rate increase when students start classes next month.

5. South Africa Celebrates Mandela's 95th Birthday

South Africa celebrated Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday today as well as the news that the former president's health is improving.

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