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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for July 21, 2015.

Pentagon: al-Qaeda leader killed in military strike

A U.S. official has confirmed Muhsin al-Fadhli, described as a "longtime al-Qaeda operative" and leader of the jihadist Khorasan Group, was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Syria on July 8. A Pentagon spokesman said he was among the al-Qaeda leaders who had advanced knowledge of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

[Read more from CNN]

Iran needs at least 60 days to review nukes deal

Iranian legislators reportedly say they will need "at least" 60 days to review the nuclear deal they and a number of international negotiators just secured in Vienna. The agreement seeks to lift sanctions on the country in exchange for a scaled-down nuclear program.

[Read more from the New York Times]

U.S. flags to fly at half-staff through Saturday

In honor of the five servicemen killed in the Chattanooga, Tennessee, shooting last week, President Obama has ordered American flags at the White House and all federal grounds lowered to half-staff through sunset on Saturday.

[Read more from NBC News]

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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.

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Two students face discipline over racist messages at Prior Lake High School

Families and students were largely uncooperative with the investigation.

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Cause of Hopkins house explosion that killed couple revealed

Sharon and Herb Vassar were killed in the explosion. Herb built the home back in 1962.

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Charges: Minnesota camp counselor fired arrows at kids, injuring boy

An 8-year-old boy was shot in the arm with an arrow.

North Shore Mayor Chris Swanson.

Two Harbors votes overwhelmingly to recall Mayor Chris Swanson

The mayor had been scrutinized for several things leading up to the vote Tuesday.

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Suspected gunman at large after homicide near Albert Lea

The 32-year-old suspect was last seen in a 2004 white Ford F-150 with Minnesota license number EUZ-057.