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Here's a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Jan. 22, 2015.

 Japan scrambling to free hostages held by Islamic State

With a deadline of Friday looming, officials in Japan are working to free two Japanese citizens taken hostage by the Islamic State militant group. IS asked for $200 million in a video released Tuesday.

[Read more from The Associated Press]

Federal charges in the shooting death of Michael Brown unlikely

Lawyers with the U.S. Justice Department will recommend that no civil rights charges be brought against Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Missouri police officer who fatally shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown last summer.

[Read more from the New York Times]

 Drug-carrying drone crashes near US-Mexico border

A drone carrying more than 6 pounds of methamphetamine crashed into a parking lot, located near a border crossing between Mexico and California.

[Read more from CBS News]

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Organizers seeking ideas for 'reimagining' of Grand Old Day

A task force is set to begin meeting next month to reimagine the event.


Eveleth man gets 11 years for selling woman fentanyl that led to fatal OD

Torisa Sulvoris Wallace, 39, was sentenced to 134 months in prison in U.S. District Court in Virginia Thursday.

Brian O'Hara

Brian O'Hara selected as new Minneapolis police chief

O'Hara currently serves a deputy mayor role in Newark, New Jersey.


Darby's bar in Minneapolis' North Loop to close after 11 years

The business announced it will be closing in October.


Blaine man found dead inside car that crashed into lake

The victim's father said his son was on his way to work before the crash.

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Man fatally shot at a home in Brooklyn Park

The shooting happened at a home in the 7800 block of Tessman Drive.

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Scott County attorney candidates differ on marijuana possession

Scott County is one of a few Minnesota counties where the incumbent prosecutor is facing a challenger in November.