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Here's a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Feb. 11, 2015.

 Obama seeks war authorization against Islamic State

President Obama asked Congress Wednesday to formally authorize military operations against the terrorist group ISIS, including the ability to use ground troops in limited situations.

[Read more from the Los Angeles Times]

 N.C. city in shock over killing of 3 Muslim students

The mayor of Chapel Hill, N.C., said Wednesday the college town has been "rocked" by the shooting deaths of three Muslim students that the father of two of the victims calls a "hate crime."

[Read more from USA Today]

 Costa Concordia captain sentenced to 16 years in prison

Captain Francesco Schettino, who was at the helm when the cruise ship sank in 2012 and killed 32 people, was described as a "reckless idiot" by prosecutors.

[Read more from the BBC]

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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.

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Teen charged in shooting outside of Richfield football game

Due to the age of the suspect, the case won't be made public.

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Twin Cities Summer Jam no more: popular festival brought to an end

The festival noted how the land they host camping on has recently been sold.

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Expect major traffic delays on Renaissance Festival's final weekend

Scott County officials said road closures will be to blame.

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Ramsey County sends out ballots with deceased candidate on it

The county said it's addressing the issue with the Minnesota Supreme Court.

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New haunted house experience coming to Inver Grove Heights

The exhibit will feature family-friendly and 18+ events.

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Niche rankings identify best Minnesota schools, districts

Eden Prairie has schools ranked in both the private and public categories.

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Walker, The Current announce end of Rock the Garden festival

The Walker Art Center and Minnesota Public Radio announced the festival will retire so the organizations can dream up new events.

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