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It's a race against time as thousands of firefighters work feverishly to prevent thousands of Southern California homes from being swallowed up by flames. Thanks to a change in the weather, crews have made significant progress Friday in containing the massive wildfire burning along the northwestern edge of Los Angeles. FOX's Anita Vogel is live with the latest.

Then, we'll check in with Chief Tony Varela of the L.A. Fire Department and Jim Wright, deputy director and chief of Fire Protection at the California Department of Forestry.

And, support for the Iraq war is declining. Gas prices are on the rise. House majority leader Tom DeLay (search) was indicted. Opportunity is knocking for Democrats. But are they in any shape to take advantage of the Republican losses ahead of 2006 and 2008? We'll ask former DNC Chair Terry McAuliffe.

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