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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for July 16, 2015.

Colorado theater shooter found guilty, eligible for death penalty

James Holmes, who killed 12 people and injured 70 more after opening fire at a Colorado movie theater, has been found guilty at trial and is eligible for the death penalty. It took the jury just 13 hours to convict Holmes on 24 counts of first-degree murder, 140 counts of attempted murder and an explosives charge for the massacre during a screening of "Batman: The Dark Knight Rises" on July 20, 2012, in Aurora, near Denver. He had pleaded not guilty by way of insanity.

[Read more from NBC News]

Marines killed in mass shooting in Tennessee

Four Marines have been killed after a gunman opened fire at two military sites at Chattanooga, Tennessee, the U.S. Navy has said. The suspected shooter, 24-year-old Mohammod Youssuf Abulazeez, is also dead. Investigators are now trying to determine whether it was an act of terrorism, or a criminal act.

[Read more from CNN]

Game of Thrones leads Emmy nominations

"Game of Thrones" leads the way in the nominations for this year's Emmy Awards, which were announced today. The HBO fantasy saga received 24 nominations. Other notable nominees includes "Mad Men," which is in with the chance of becoming the most-honored drama ever if it picks up its fifth "best drama series" trophy.

[Read more from Yahoo News]

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Man, woman arrested after shots fired from BMW at 3 motorcyclists

The driver of the BMW led police on a chase, driving the wrong way on state highways.

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Drive Shack Inc. announces upcoming 'Puttery' venue in Minneapolis

The growing business backed by Rory McIlroy is coming to the Twin Cities.

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BCA: Man was 'running towards' deputy with knife before fatal shooting

The Minnesota BCA has identified the four deputies who fired weapons.

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MN Gun Owners Caucus won't endorse gubernatorial candidate in 2022

The organization endorsed Scott Jensen for Minnesota Senate in 2016.

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Man who threw gun on WCCO roof charged with murder, manslaughter

The man originally lied and claimed someone else shot the victim.

Semi into house near Sturgis, South Dakota

Semi drives into house near Sturgis, South Dakota

The force from the semi was so strong that the foundation of the house was moved.


18-year-old from Zumbrota dies in Goodhue County crash

The crash happened in rural Goodhue County around 8:45 a.m. Wednesday.

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3 Minneapolis beaches closed due to E. coli contamination

No illnesses have been reported, according to the MPRB.


'Hockeyland' documentary debuting in Minnesota movie theaters

The documentary has received great reviews at numerous film festivals.

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Former Minnesota Olympic runner accused of driving drunk in Eden Prairie crash

Police said the man's blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit.


Man, 79, killed in ATV rollover near Faribault

The man was declared dead at the scene.

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Woman fighting for her life after shooting in Minneapolis

The woman was shot only about a half-hour after a 14-year-old suffered critical injuries in an apparent accidental discharge.