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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Feb. 27, 2015.

Nimoy lived long and prospered

Actor Leonard Nimoy, known around the world for his portrayal of Mr. Spock in Star Trek, has died at the age of 83 from lung disease.

[Read more from the New York Times]

Eight dead in Missouri shooting spree

Eight people are dead after a shooting spree in rural Missouri. The gunman, who is among the dead, went from house to house shooting residents.

[Read more from CNN]

'Most wanted' drug lord captured

The most wanted drug lord in Mexico, Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, has been captured, police have announced. Gomez was the leader of the Knights Templar drug cartel.

[Read more from the BBC]

Prominent U.S. blogger killed in Bangladesh

The murder in Bangladesh of an American blogger of Bangladeshi origin has sparked protests on the streets of Dhaka. Secular writer Avijit Roy was hacked to death with machetes after allegedly receiving threats from Islamists.

[Read more from the Guardian

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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.

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Gov. Walz reacts to Tuesday death of Mankato West student

The governor is a former geography teacher at the high school.

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Teen pleads guilty to Minneapolis carjacking, admits to others

The man was yanked out of the vehicle by witnesses before fleeing the scene.

Federal court house

Three plead guilty to roles in murder on Red Lake Reservation

The 2019 murder left another person seriously injured.


Sheriff: Heifer shot and butchered on farmer's pasture near Aitkin

Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to call the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office.


Minneapolis murder suspect arrested in Wisconsin

The man has been wanted by police since the shooting happened in April.