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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for April 8, 2015.

Tsarnaev found guilty of Boston Marathon bombing

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty on all 30 counts related to the bombing at the Boston Marathon in April 2013, including 17 counts that could carry the death penalty. He now faces a second phase of the trial in which the jury will decide whether to sentence him to death.

[Read more from the Boston Globe]

SC officer charged with fatally shooting unarmed man is fired

A police officer in South Carolina has been charged with murder after video captured him shooting an unarmed black man during a traffic stop over the weekend, police said. He was fired from his job Wednesday.

[Read more from the New York Times]

High voter turnout adds voice for Black residents on Ferguson City Council

High voter turnout helped make history in Ferguson, Missouri, Tuesday – the city was the focus of national debate over race relations following the shooting death of Michael Brown. Now, for the first time ever, the City Council will have three African American council members.

[Read more on CBS News]

 The reviews are in: You'll want the Apple watch, but you don't need it

Apple's new smartwatch is "beautiful," "stylish" and could make life easier for people on the go – but people don't need one, reviewers said.

[Read more from Bloomberg]

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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.

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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.

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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.