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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for March 23, 2015.

 Police can't confirm UVA gang rape story published in Rolling Stone

Police announced Monday they can not substantiate the gang rape claim a University of Virginia student made in an exclusive interview with Rolling Stone last fall, saying officials have "no basis to conclude that anything happened at that fraternity house."

[Read more from NBC News]

 Sen. Ted Cruz officially announces he's running for president

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz announced Monday he's running for president in 2016. At least a dozen Republicans and a handful of Democrats have expressed interest in running, but Cruz became the first Republican to officially announce his candidacy.

[Read more from The New York Times]

26 arrested after mob beats, burns and kills woman in Afghanistan

Twenty-six people have been arrested in connection with the death of a 27-year-old woman in Afghanistan. The mob of men beat and kicked the woman, before tossing her off a bridge, setting her body on fire and throwing it in the river. Thirteen police officers have also been suspended following the attack.

[Read more from CNN]

Thousands visit King Richard as he's laid to rest after 530 years

King Richard III finally got his royal send-off after over 530 years. He was the last English king to die in battle when he was killed in 1485 at the end of the Wars of the Roses. His skeleton was found under the tarmac of a car park in 2012, and this weekend, thousands gathered to pay their final respects to the king.

[Read more from BBC News]

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Hospital chiefs say nursing strike will come at 'worst possible time'

A nurses union announced an almost three-week strike to take place in the Twin Cities.


Sven Sundgaard: What's in store for MN's weather in December?

Sundgaard recaps Minnesota's fall and looks ahead to December.


Manure spill in Wisconsin leads to hours-long main street disruption

The spill was first reported just before 7:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.


Ice Cube to perform 2 nights at Mystic Lake Casino

The rapper hasn't performed in Minnesota since 2018.


Nicollet Mall's new Ties Lounge & Rooftop closes 'indefinitely'

The establishment aimed to reconnect the downtown community.

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Chinese restaurant closing after 50 years in Columbia Heights

The beloved family-owned restaurant will close Dec. 24.

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Kris Laudien leaving KARE 11 after four years on 'Sunrise'

KARE 11 announced the appointment of Jason Hackett to the morning show this week.


MN's COVID update for the week ending Tuesday, Nov. 29

There are now more than 570 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Minnesota.


Twin Cities nurses to strike for 20 days starting Dec. 11

A strike in Duluth and Two Harbors doesn't have an end date set.