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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for May 18, 2015.

Texas shooting suspects held on $1M bond

About 170 suspects were arrested following a shootout between rival biker gangs in Texas Sunday that left nine dead and 18 injured. They were ordered held on $1 million bonds Monday.

[Read more from KWTX]

No more military style equipment for local police

The Obama Administration announced federal agencies will no longer be able to provide local police departments will certain kinds of military equipment, such as grenade launchers, high-caliber weapons and bayonets. This comes after controversy over "militarized" police response in Ferguson, Missouri.

[Read more from CNN]

Extreme athlete dies in BASE jumping accident

Renowned extreme athlete Dean Potter and another man died in a BASE jumping accident in Yosemite National Park over the weekend. The two were trying to fly through a gap between two notches, but smashed into a rocky outcropping.

[Read more from NBC]

He tweets! The president joins Twitter

President Barack Obama officially launched a Twitter account (@POTUS) with the tweet: "Hello, Twitter! It's Barack. Really! Six years in, they're finally giving me my own account." He's following 65 accounts, including all of Chicago's sports teams.

[Read more from the Wall Street Journal]

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After long wait, storms eventually cancel Duran Duran concert

The newly inaugurated Rock 'N Roll Hall of Famers were kicking off their North America tour in Minnesota.

ITT Tech

Student loans cancelled for 1,380 Minnesota ITT Tech students

President Joe Biden moved to cancel the federal debt this week.

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Twine kills 2 young ospreys in Long Lake, Minnesota

One bird was found hanging by its leg from the nest.

Mindy Kiepe

5 Great Danes kill owner on northwest Iowa farm

The dogs were euthanized after the incident.

Becker Public Schools

School district sued by teachers' union over staff 'gag order'

The district has faced heightened scrutiny for months now.

Andrew Luger, former U.S. Attorney of Minnesota

After dozens of arrests, concern over rising 'militaristic' weapons on MN streets

The U.S. Attorney provided an update on the violent crime strategy in collaboration with federal and local law enforcement agencies.

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Outrage after ‘vote with bullets’ remarks from GOP Senate candidate

The candidate's comments were recently brought to light in a video recording.

State Patrol

2 killed after driver crosses center line near Silver Lake

A toddler in the vehicle survived the crash.

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The answer to winter woes: St. Paul's upcoming Palm Springs-style supper club

Take a first look at inside the menu at The Apostle Supper Club.