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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for May 29, 2015.

Sources: Hastert's "hush money" tied to sex abuse allegation

Various reports say former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was paying a man to keep quiet about sexual abuse that occurred decades ago, when Hastert was a high school teacher. The Republican has been indicted for lying to the FBI about a scheme to cover up "hush money" payments.

[Read more from The New York Times]

FIFA president wins re-election amid scandal investigations

79-year-old Sepp Blatter, president of professional soccer's international governing body, has been elected to a fifth term. This comes as many high-ranking members of his administration are investigated in the U.S. and Switzerland for alleged corruption.

[Read more from CNN]

Cuba no longer on United States' terror list

It's official. The U.S. State Department has removed Cuba from its list of "state sponsors of terrorism," on which it had been a fixture for 33 years. This comes as the White House works to normalize relations with the island country.

[Read more from The Washington Post]

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Guilty plea: Ex-Mayo Clinic researcher tried to fly to Syria and fight for ISIS

Muhammad Masood, 30, pleaded guilty to attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization in U.S. District Court Tuesday.

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Man says he was pistol-whipped, robbed at gunpoint by trio

The incident allegedly happened in Brooklyn Park early Friday morning.

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Is the State Fair heatwave real, or an urban legend?

Sven Sundgaard checks the data behind the notion that the State Fair is Minnesota's 'last summer hurrah.'

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Investigation after inmate found dead in cell at Stillwater prison

Drug paraphernalia was found by officers inside the cell.

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Focus is on family fitness at this year’s Twin Cities Marathon

Don’t miss out on the running, racing and all the fun things to do for the whole family

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Family's tributes to mother killed by partner in St. Paul murder-suicide

The 30-year-old was killed by her partner, who then killed himself.


Eagan man killed after crashing into traffic signal

The 30-year-old crashed into a traffic light early Wednesday morning.

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What's in Mayor Melvin Carter's budget proposal?

Here's what the St. Paul mayor is putting his focus on for the upcoming year.

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Digital, streaming employees at WCCO-TV vote to unionize

The 15 employees will join on-air talent and producers as members of the SAG-AFTRA union.


Police arrest man suspected of sexual assault, weapons threat in Eagan

The investigation prompted a SWAT response in an Eagan neighborhood on Tuesday.