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Southern California wildfires, Yankees-Astros, Louisiana gubernatorial election: 5 things to know this weekend

USATODAY.com Saturday, 12 October 2019
Wildfire dangers persist as deadly blazes rage in Southern California, the Houston Astros host the Yankees for Game 1 in the ALCS and more things to start your weekend right.
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News video: California utility restores power; wildfires spread

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California's Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) said it has returned power to nearly all of its residents impacted by a voluntary shutdown, but residents are watching a massive wildfire continued to grow in size. Conway G. Gittens reports.

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