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

Top Iraqi militant believed killed

Iraqi officials believe that government forces have killed Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, a former deputy of Saddam Hussein who has been the top fugitive from the ousted regime for over a decade.

[Read more from Yahoo News]

Boston bombing victim's family urge against death penalty

The parents of the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombing are urging prosecutors not to pursue the death penalty for convicted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, saying it would prolong the anguish of families.

[Read more from NBC News]

ESPN reporter suspended for tow truck tirade

ESPN reporter Britt McHenry has been suspended for a week after a video surfaced showing her berating a towing company employee, at one point telling her: "Lose some weight, baby girl."

[Read more from CNN]

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Police: Teens 'careen recklessly' in stolen BMW, Mercedes in north metro

They ended up crashing the stolen vehicles, with two arrested and two others on the run.

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Fire table sparks blaze at Edina home

The fire remains under investigation, but fire officials believe it was accidental.

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Charges: California woman embezzled over $1M from MN employer

Mai Xiong faces several federal charges in the case.

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Shot woman who sparked appeal found injured at Twin Cities hotel

Authorities began searching for Hsa Say early Monday morning.


Development may bring changes to Stonebrooke Golf Club in 2023

The popular southwest metro golf course offers scenic views of O'Dowd Lake.


Homeowners alert DNR to grouse hunting complaints in Northland

Some hunters are allegedly shooting directly in front of houses.


Charges: Teen couple tortured children while babysitting in St. Paul

A doctor called this "the worst case of abuse he has seen in over 20 years."


New apartment proposal could spell the end for Myth Live

Myth Live in Maplewood has a spotty past with the surrounding community.

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Police trying to find woman, 18, who was shot at in St. Paul

Police are looking for help finding the woman.


Is an Amazon grocery store coming to Woodbury?

There's six rumored stores in the Twin Cities.


Man sentenced to life in prison for 2021 murder of girlfriend

Lacy Jo Krube, 36, was found unresponsive at her St. Paul home, after she'd been beaten in Brooklyn Park.