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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Feb. 17, 2015.

A-Rod says sorry to Yankees fans over drug ban

Baseball star Alex Rodriguez released a handwritten letter to fans, in which the New York Yankee apologizes for the mistakes that led to his suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs.

[Read more from ESPN]

Columnist quits over newspaper's 'failure to print bank stories'

A leading British political columnist has quit his job, saying stories about HSBC were being suppressed by the Daily Telegraph so the banking giant continue to buy advertising – a claim the newspaper denies.

[Read more from the Independent]

Judge puts a hold on Obama's immigration action

A judge in Texas has put a temporary block on President Obama's executive order to shield millions of illegal immigrants in the United States from deportation.

[Read more from Reuters]

Ceasefire in Ukraine continues to crumble

Five more Ukrainian service members have been killed in fighting with pro-Russian separatists just three days into a supposed ceasefire, signaling that the truce might be about to collapse.

[Read more from CNN]

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Governor Tim Walz

Walz, judge in dispute over Feeding Our Future case

A Ramsey County judge disputed Walz's claims that the Minnesota Department of Education was ordered by the court to resume payments to Feeding Our Future.


2 dead, 1 with life-threatening injuries in Hwy. 7 crash

Both drivers were not wearing their seatbelt, according to the State Patrol.

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15-year-old Richfield football game shooting suspect arrested

A 16-year-old accused of instigating the altercation is also in custody.

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3 arrested after homicide, burglary in Inver Grove Heights

Charges of first-degree murder and first-degree burglary are pending.

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Woman dies after becoming trapped in Waseca house fire

Police tried to enter the home but heavy smoke prevented them from getting inside.


1 dead, 2 with life-threatening injuries in Minnesota crash

The crash happened just after 7:30 p.m. Friday.

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School bus carrying students plunges into river southwest of Fargo

None of the kids suffered life-threatening injuries, though some were taken to area hospitals.

Richfield High School

Richfield High School cancels weekend events after shooting

Two men were shot outside the school's football stadium

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Sound of shots, mass panic at Richfield football game streamed live on YouTube

Gunfire caused panic at a varsity football game Friday night.

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K-9 search leads to $36K fentanyl seizure during traffic stop

A traffic stop was made after the vehicle was seen speeding through the area.