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Top Stories: Deadly Hajj Stampede; The Pope Addresses Congress

Good morning, here are our early stories:

-- Stampede Strikes Hajj Pilgrimage Near Mecca, Killing Hundreds.

-- The Pope Will Address A Congress That's Much More Christian Than America.

And here are more early headlines:

Senate To Vote On Spending Bill To Avoid Government Shutdown. (Politico)

China Orders 300 Planes From Boeing. (Seattle Times)

7 Deaths Now Blamed On California Wildfires. (NBC)

2 Washington State Officers Cleared In Death Of Mexican Throwing Rocks. (Reuters)

Scientists Say California's Giant Sequoias Feeling Drought Effect. (AP)

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Korva Coleman is a newscaster for NPR.

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