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KNOW IT ALL: Thursday's Top 7 Stories at NBC News

The Western wildfires claim three lives, and two top Republican presidential contenders go on the attack in New Hampshire.
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Good morning. Here are the top headlines from NBC News.

1. Three Firefighters Killed Battling Western Wildfires

The White House is offering thoughts and prayers “on behalf of a grateful nation” after the firefighters were killed when the wind suddenly shifted the direction of a blaze in Washington state. Four more were injured. Read more in NEWS.

2. Seven Shot in Drive-By Near Boys and Girls Club

The police chief is promising to find those responsible. Three people were killed and four injured when shots were fired into a crowd that had gathered after a basketball game in Rochester, New York. Read more in NEWS.

3. Trump and Bush Trade Attacks in New Hampshire

Donald Trump went after former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s past remarks on women’s health and the Iraq war. Bush, a short drive down the road, touted his “proven conservative record.” Read more in POLITICS.

4. Former NFL Quarterback Hurt in Apparent Suicide Attempt

The wife of Erik Kramer, who played 10 seasons, mostly with the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions, says he has suffered years of depression since leaving the league. Authorities say Kramer shot himself and is expected to survive. Read more in NEWS.

5. North and South Korea Trade Fire

The North fired a projectile toward a South Korean loudspeaker that has been blaring anti-North Korean broadcasts, officials say. The defense ministry says the South fired back with artillery rounds. Read more in NEWS.

6. Accuser at Prep School Rape Trial: ‘Felt Like I Couldn’t Say No’

A 16-year-old girl who says she was raped at a prestigious New Hampshire prep school returns to the stand Thursday. On Wednesday, she described a secret date that turned aggressive, even after she said no. Read more in NEWS.

7. Why Can’t Women Be Army Rangers?

Two women are set to become the first to graduate the famously grueling Ranger school but are barred from joining the elite fighting force. That could change as the military evaluates opening more jobs to women. Read more in NEWS.