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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for May 13, 2015.

North Korea uses anti-aircraft gun to execute defense chief

Intelligence from South Korea says that North Korea has executed its defense chief by putting him in front of an anti-aircraft gun at a firing range – reportedly for sleeping during an event attended by Kim Jong Un.

[Read more from Reuters]

Crashed Amtrak train was going twice speed limit

Preliminary data shows the Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia Tuesday night was going 100 mph – twice the speed limit for the curve it was in. Seven people have been confirmed killed in the crash.

[Read more from CNN]

CEO's got a 16% pay raise last year and now make 373 times more than the avg worker:

— Richard L. Trumka (@RichardTrumka) May 13, 2015

CEOs earn 373 times amount of ordinary workers

CEOs listed on the AFL-CIO labor union pay database earned $13.5 million on average last year – 373 times more than the $36,000 per year paid to the average production and nonsupervisory worker. It's an increase of 16 percent from last year.

[Read more from USA Today]

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Fire sparks evacuation from apartment building, man arrested for arson

Police and fire crews responded to the fire just before 9 a.m. Saturday.

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Morning storms cause power outages, ensuing problems in Eagan

There have been reports of disabled traffic lights and issues at local businesses.

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GOP nominee questions if those with disabilities, non-English speakers should be able to vote

Crockett made the comments in a 2020 radio interview following a ruling from the Minnesota Supreme Court.


Jury: MN pharmacist did not violate woman's rights by refusing her morning-after pill

Gender Justice, the advocacy group that brought about the lawsuit, says it will appeal the decision.

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Revival to close its original Minneapolis restaurant

Don't worry – it's bringing the chicken to its nearby BBQ joint.


Fatal crash under investigation on Hwy 62 in Mendota Heights

The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating the crash near Dodd Road.

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Driver strikes 5 bicyclists near Mapleton

The Sheriff's Office has indicated that those injured were children.

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The former Bachelor Farmer space is sold in Minneapolis

A new restaurant is expected to open next year.

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Supercharged atmosphere causing more mega-rain events

There could be a mega-rain event Saturday-Sunday in Minnesota, Wisconsin and/or Iowa.