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Charles Manson dies and more: 5 Things to Know for Monday, Nov. 20, 2017

Posted at 6:05 AM, Nov 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-20 08:05:19-05

DENVER -- Good morning! Here’s what you need to know today, Monday, Nov. 20.

1. Charles Manson dead at 83
Infamous cult leader Charles Manson, whose followers carried out the murders of actress Sharon Tate and six others in Southern California in the 1960s has died.

2. Denver7 pitching traffic apps against each other
Which traffic app is best -- Google Maps, Apple Maps or Waze? Denver7 is on a mission to find out. Watch on TV and online throughout the day as we put them to the test.

3. Colorado Mills reopens tomorrow
The mall, which suffered extensive damage during a May hailstorm, will reopen most of its stores on Tuesday. Restoration work will continue into next year.

4. Gardner holding town hall in Pueblo
Sen. Cory Gardner will be in Pueblo today for a town hall meeting. It's scheduled for 11:30 a.m. at the Pueblo Convention Center.

5. Quiet weather leading up to Thanksgiving
Around the Denver area, Monday will be mild and pleasant with a gradual increase in clouds ahead of another cold front.  This next front will bring some light snow to the mountains on Tuesday and a few showers for the plains.