Evacuation orders lifted but California wildfire rages on

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(Reuters) - Residents of a historic gold-mining town in central California began returning home on Friday as evacuation orders prompted by a massive wildfire were lifted, but some 1,500 structures remained threatened by the flames.

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U.S. FERC issues Dominion Atlantic Coast natgas pipe report

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German carmakers may have colluded on diesel systems: Spiegel

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French 2017 wine output may fall to record low after frosts

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