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

U.S. Marines foil gunman on Amsterdam-Paris train

French media is reporting that two Americans, believed to be U.S. Marines, subdued a heavily-armed gunman who opened fire on passengers on a train between Paris and Amsterdam, injuring three people.

[Read more from the BBC]

Stock markets plunge on fears over Chinese economy

It was a brutal end to the week on Wall Street as the Dow Jones closed down 530 points, the ninth-biggest point decline in its history, amid investors' concerns about the impact of the ongoing slowdown in the Chinese economy.

[Read more from NBC News]

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Rome outraged by mafia don's lavish funeral

Romans have been left "aghast" at the "Hollywood-style" funeral for mafia don Vittorio Casamonica, whose clan has been accused of racketeering, extortion and usury. His coffin was pulled by six black horses in a black-and-gold carriage as music from The Godfather played outside the church in Rome, and at one point a low flying helicopters dropped rose petals on the crowd below.

[Read more from The Guardian]

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Chanhassen psychologist pleads guilty to $550K billing fraud

Charles Howard Jorenby, 57, pleaded guilty to one count of healthcare fraud in U.S. District Court late last month.

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Charges: Coon Rapids man had 25 pounds of cocaine from Mexico

Luis Javier Avila-Lopez, 38, was arrested after law enforcement seized the cocaine earlier this year.

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Responding to Twitter release, former Minnesota GOP candidate calls for 'bullets'

It was in response to a thread on Twitter concerning the social media giant's moderation efforts regarding political issues.

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NWS: 'Safe to say' more active weather is ahead

Three rounds of light snow around Minnesota before more substantial precipitation becomes a possibility.

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Hero dad who stopped carjacker who fled with his kids identified

A GoFundMe has been set up to support Derek Gotchie and his family following the incident.

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Watch: New London-Spicer wins 3A championship on incredible walk-off TD

New London-Spicer defeated the unbeaten Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton in remarkable circumstances.

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Suspect in woman's killing in Moorhead is arrested

James Kollie Jr. was arrested Friday evening.

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Former chair Jennifer Carnahan sues Minnesota GOP, which is suing her back

Carnahan stepped down under a cloud of controversy in August 2021.

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One injured after leaping from burning vacant building in Minneapolis

Authorities say the building is known to be used by squatters.

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Head-on crash leaves two drivers dead in southeastern Minnesota

The crash happened in Houston County just before 4 p.m. Friday.

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Charges: Armed man made death threats at Minneapolis LGBTQ bar

The man allegedly used derogatory terms while threatening to kill someone.

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