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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Feb. 5, 2015.

 U.S., European leaders working together to end fighting in Ukraine

As fighting intensifies in Ukraine, Western leaders have teamed up in a diplomatic effort to end the conflict with Russia, but the the hope of a peace plan is clouded by Moscow's suspicions. This comes as the White House weighs whether it will send arms to aid the Ukrainian effort.

[Read more from The New York Times]

 Head of Sony Pictures stepping down in wake of cyber attacks

Co-chair of Sony Pictures Entertainment Amy Pascal is stepping down after hackers exposed some of her emails that revealed some of the movie industry's "dirty laundry." But she's not going far – she'll leave her current post in May to launch her own production venture at Sony.

[Read more from ABC News]

2 dead in apparent murder-suicide at University of South Carolina

Two people died at the University of South Carolina Thursday afternoon in an apparent murder-suicide at the School of Public Health. The university sent out an alert on Twitter telling students to stay inside because of the shooting. Officials say it was a "very isolated" incident.

[Read more from the Charlotte Observer]

Pope Francis calls himself a technological 'dinosaur'

During a Google Hangout with children with special needs, Pope Francis called himself a technological "dinosaur," admitting he doesn't know how to work a computer after one of the children asked him if he liked to take pictures and upload them.

[Read more from NBC News]

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Amber Alert in Wisconsin: Search for missing 15-year-old girl

Police believe 15-year-old Kryssy King may be with a 22-year-old man.

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3 St. Paul fast food restaurants robbed in space of an hour

The thieves struck between 7:15 p.m. and 8 p.m.

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What to do with the Kmart site? Minneapolis wants your ideas

The project will connect Nicollet Avenue south of Lake street and north of the Midtown Greenway, reestablishing a street grid.

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Crowd evacuated at end of homecoming football game in Brooklyn Park

Police blamed 'unruly teens' in the stands and some who were trying to enter the stadium.


State to help 44 Minnesota gas stations add E15 pumps

The yellow 88 button is coming to more gas stations in Minnesota.

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FBI, police investigating bank robbery at Edina's 50th and France

An ATM technician was robbed by four men at a U.S. Bank.

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Paralyzed Bloomington football player begins rehabilitation in Colorado

Ethan Glynn is at a world-renowned rehabilitation hospital.

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Owner of St. Cloud bar gets 6 years for arson, ordered to repay $3M

A February 2020 fire at the Press Bar and Parlor was later determined to be an insurance job.


Bloomington, Richfield districts tighten security ahead of weekend football

Enhanced safety measures will be in place this weekend.