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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for April 23, 2015.

U.S. drone strike killed American, Italian al Qaeda hostages

President Obama has issued an apology it was revealed that a U.S. drone strike targeting an al Qaeda compound in Pakistan in January killed an American and an Italian who had been held hostage for years.

[Read more from Reuters]

Lynch confirmed as U.S. attorney general

After a lengthy confirmation delay, the U.S. Senate today approved Loretta E. Lynch to be the new attorney general – the first African-American woman to hold the position.

[Read more from the New York Times]

Petraeus gets probation, fine for classified leak

Gen. David Petraeus, who oversaw U.S. operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and was the former director of the CIA, has been sentenced to serve two years of probation and pay a $100,000 fine for sharing classified information with his biographer and lover, Paula Broadwell.

[Read more from CNN]

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Jury: MN pharmacist did not violate woman's rights by refusing her morning-after pill

Gender Justice, the advocacy group that brought about the lawsuit, says it will appeal the decision.

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Revival to close its original Minneapolis restaurant

Don't worry – it's bringing the chicken to its nearby BBQ joint.

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Fatal crash under investigation on Hwy 62 in Mendota Heights

The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating the crash near Dodd Road.

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Driver strikes 5 bicyclists near Mapleton

The Sheriff's Office has indicated that those injured were children.

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The former Bachelor Farmer space is sold in Minneapolis

A new restaurant is expected to open next year.

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Supercharged atmosphere causing more mega-rain events

There could be a mega-rain event Saturday-Sunday in Minnesota, Wisconsin and/or Iowa.

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Massive Burnsville landfill expansion nears final approvals

The City of Burnsville and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency are accepting public feedback on the proposal.

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Kyle Rittenhouse attorney to defend accused Apple River killer Nicolae Miu

The attorney who helped Kyle Rittenhouse be acquitted of all charges is defending the alleged Apple River mass stabber.

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Minneapolis police trying to ID pair in connection to fatal shooting

Police say the two people pictured are connected to the fatal shooting of Ivan Redday last month.

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