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

In wake of deadly sinking, European Union sets new migrant guidelines

Hundres are feared dead after a boat filled with migrants capsized in the Mediterranean Sea over the weekend. In response, the European Union introduced a 10-point package Monday to address the migrant boat crisis.

[Read more from the BBC]

Forensic analysts 'overstated' hair comparison matches in hundreds of trials

The FBI formally admitted its forensic hair analysis isn't as solid as it seems, with one group saying that in more than 95 percent of the 268 trials reviewed, analysts "overstated" forensic matches in a way that aided the prosecution's case.

[Read more from the Washington Post]

 NYT: There are 1.5 million 'missing' black men in America

The New York Times' data journalism website The Upshot compiled the number of "missing" black men in America – those who should be involved in society, but aren't because they died young or are behind bars. The findings? "More than one out of every six black men who today should be between 25 and 54 years old have disappeared from daily life."

[Read more from the New York Times]

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Woman eats 216 ounces of steak in 30 minutes

A California woman who weighs 120 pounds won a steak-eating contest by devouring about 13 pounds of the meat, plus sides, in less than 30 minutes.

[Read more from NewsChannel 10]

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Tuesday storm to dump plowable snow in Minnesota

Snow should reach the Twin Cities Tuesday morning and fall throughout the day.

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Police: Drunk-driver almost struck people watching parade in Bemidji

The man was arrested for DWI charges following the incident.

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3 at trauma centers in critical condition after rural MN attack

Two victims and the alleged attacker are in critical condition.

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Neighborhood 'grinch' sends letter to Burnsville family over holiday lights

A Burnsville family's holiday decorations were the subject of an anonymous complaint.


Anthropologie shutters Grand Avenue store, opening planned for Rosedale Center

The popular holiday shopping weekend marked the last for customers of the Grand Avenue store.

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Woman found on side of highway after hit-and-run

The 41-year-old was airlifted to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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Charges: Minnesota woman tortured her kids, removed boy's blood

Warning: This story contains upsetting content.

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Will narrow band of 6+ inches of snow hit Twin Cities Tuesday?

The NWS says a band of 6+ inches is looking likely. It's now a matter of where.


Siblings, ages 19 and 14, killed in crash on icy MN highway

The crash happened around 1:15 a.m. Saturday in Carlton County.

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Man sentenced for fatally striking woman during Uptown protest

Nicholas Kraus, 36, of St. Paul drove into a protest in Uptown last year, killing Deona Marie Knajdek.

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Fleeing suspect crashes into vehicle in Woodbury, 2 injured

The crash occurred Friday afternoon after a pursuit with Woodbury police.

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Yes, that's MN native Jenny Taft in a State Farm commercial

Jenny Taft got her broadcasting career started in Minneapolis in 2011.