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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for May 20, 2015.

Documents seized from bin Laden compound released

A cache of files seized from hideout of Osama bin Laden's Pakistan compound reveal he was fixated on attacking U.S. targets and pressured al Qaeda groups to heal local rivalries so they could focus on that cause.

[Read more from Reuters]

Record fines for forex-rigging banks

Five of the world's largest banks will pay $5.7 billion in fines for manipulating the foreign exchange market. JPMorgan, Barclays, Citigroup and RBS have all pleaded guilty to U.S. criminal charges, while UBS pleaded guilty to rigging interest rates.

[Read more from the BBC]

Police find 1,000 weapons in Waco restaurant

Police have found more than 1,000 weapons in a restaurant in Waco where a shootout between rival biker gangs left nine dead. The weapons are believed to have been dumped by other gang members as police closed in – with one even found in a bag of tortilla chips.

[Read more from The Guardian]

Buy the house where Fitzgerald wrote "The Great Gatsby"

The house where F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote part of "The Great Gatsby" has gone on sale in New York with a guide price of $3.9 million.

[Read more from Buzzfeed]

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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.


Massive Burnsville landfill expansion nears final approvals

The City of Burnsville and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency are accepting public feedback on the proposal.

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Kyle Rittenhouse attorney to defend accused Apple River killer Nicolae Miu

The attorney who helped Kyle Rittenhouse be acquitted of all charges is defending the alleged Apple River mass stabber.

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Minneapolis police trying to ID pair in connection to fatal shooting

Police say the two people pictured are connected to the fatal shooting of Ivan Redday last month.