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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Feb. 9, 2015.

Despite court conflicts, same-sex marriages proceed in Alabama

Some courthouses in Alabama opted to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, despite the legality of the unions currently muddled in court conflicts, between the state's chief justice, counties, the Federal District Court and the U.S. Supreme Court.

[Read more from the New York Times]

Obama: 'All options' on the table in Russia, Ukraine conflict

President Barack Obama said Monday his administration is considering "all options" – including supplying weapons to Ukraine – as fighting between pro-Russia rebels and Ukranian troops continues.

[Read more from BBC]

 Prisoners escape Brazil jail after 'sexy' police officers seduce guards

Dozens of prisoners escaped a Brazilian jail after women dressed in "sexy" police officer costumes talked prison guards into letting them inside, where they seduced them and spiked their drinks. The guards were found the next morning, naked and handcuffed, with little recollection of what had happened.

[Read more from The Telegraph]

Netflix begins streaming in Cuba

Netflix announced Monday it will offer its video streaming services in Cuba. This is being described as a "largely symbolic move" that's being driven by the United States' decision to loosen restrictions on doing business with the nation.

[Read more from The Associated Press]

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Bloomington PD announce what's likely 'largest fentanyl bust in Midwest'

The case is under investigation by the U.S. Attorney's Office.


Minnesota's COVID-19 update for the week ending Sept. 27

This week's report represents data collected Sept. 21-27.

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MN health officials warn of potential for measles outbreak amid rise in cases

A recent case among a child with no travel history is prompting heightened concern.

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Four-year-old boy dies in accident on western Wisconsin farm

The boy was struck by a skid steer, according to police.

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Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge hits the market for $6M

The restaurant will remain open while the property is on the market.

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Apartments, brewery proposed for site of former Minneapolis lumberyard

The developer is proposing two buildings connected via skyway.

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'Exceptionally rare' meteorite impact crater found in the Twin Cities metro

Had it struck in today's world, much of the Twin Cities would've been wiped out.

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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.