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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for July 27, 2015.

Obama praises Ethiopian government after controversial election

President Obama lauded Ethiopia's government as "democratically elected" during an appearance Monday with the country's prime minister, just two months after an election that was described as a "sham" by human rights groups. However, the president added there is "still more work to do" on Ethiopia's developing democracy.

[Read more from the New York Times]

As search for missing teen sailors continues, questions arise

The disappearance of 14-year-old sailors Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen off the Florida coast this past weekend has sparked debate and criticism surrounding the boys' parents and whether they should have been sailing on the Atlantic alone. Their capsized vessel was found on Sunday.

[Read more from the Washington Post]

Daughter of singing legend Whitney Houston dies

Bobbi Kristina Brown, who was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in January and spent months on life support, died in an Atlanta hospice care facility on Sunday. The only child of the late Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown, she was 22. Fans are flooding social media with memorial tributes.

[Read more from CNN]

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Best Buy makes job cuts weeks after warning of soft sales

The Richfield retailer has been dealing with a shift in consumer trends.

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Police: Man makes Jewish slur at golfer, smashes own car up with club

It happened at a course that was founded as a Jewish country club 100 years ago.

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4 abandoned puppies found in a bucket in Willmar

The puppies were in good health when they were discovered.

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Suspect of home invasion, murder in Minneapolis arrested in Wisconsin

There have been 57 deaths reported as homicides in Minneapolis this year.

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Charges: Man stole handgun from house, fired at motorcyclists from car

A chaotic scene that led to a police chase unfolded after an alleged burglary in Ham Lake.

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BCA's Uniform Crime Report shows violent crime in MN spiked in 2021

The report details violent crime trends in the seven-county metro and Greater Minnesota.

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Search for vulnerable man, 66, missing from Brooklyn Park

Alex Ramirez was last seen in the early hours of Thursday morning.

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St. Cloud Times writing staff hit by Gannett budget cuts

Mass layoffs were expected at Gannett-owned outlets across the country.


Pool company sued by AG for allegedly scamming homeowners out of $1M-plus

According to the lawsuit, 17 Minnesota homeowners were affected by this scam.


Late cancellation of music festival leaves bad blood in Two Harbors

The cancellation announcement says the promoter walked away from the gig after being harassed by some local residents.