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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Oct. 5, 2015.

U.S. Coast Guard searches for survivors after sinking of cargo ship

After having found only debris after the disappearance of cargo ship El Faro, the U.S. Coast Guard is now focusing its efforts on rescuing any possible survivors. The ship vanished during Hurricane Joaquin near the Bahamas last Thursday; 28 of the 33 crew members aboard the ship are Americans. Reports say searchers recovered some survival gear with "unidentifiable human remains."

[Read more from CNN]

Obama-supported Trans-Pacific Partnership moves ahead, but U.S. lawmakers skeptical

After years of talks, negotiators have reached an "historic" deal to relax international trade rules among Pacific Rim countries. The economic pact has been touted by the Obama Administration as an opportunity to raise America's business profile in East Asia. However, many U.S. lawmakers – including some within the president's own party – are worried the deal could cost manufacturing jobs, and some have vowed to fight it. It must be approved by individual member countries.

[Read more from Reuters]

Internet reeling from death of young YouTube star

He was known as "Caleb Logan Brataley" to millions of YouTube users, and despite his fame, all we know of his death last week is that "natural causes" are to blame. That's according to a tweet from his mother, narrator of “The Brataleys,” a family-produced Internet reality show that featured Caleb and his two siblings. Police have said, however, that no foul play is suspected.

[Read more from People]

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Gov. Tim Walz and Scott Jensen.

Walz, Jensen clash over 'extreme' abortion views

The two clashed over the topic on Tuesday, following the Roe v. Wade decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Movie filming brings memorable day for MN teen with leukemia

Ayotzin Limon-Millard was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia last year.

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Police trying to ID 'Playboy bandit' and 'no-pants raider' suspect

Police are calling the unidentified man "the Playboy bandit" and the "no-pants raider."

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Twin Cities under severe thunderstorm watch Tuesday afternoon

Large hail and damaging winds are the main threats.

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Famous Dave's family brings new BBQ biz to the south metro

The newest Twin Cities location is the first to offer wine slushies on the menu.

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Large hail possible with strong storms in eastern MN, WI

Watch the forecast update with meteorologist Sven Sundgaard.

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WI governor vows to protect anyone charged with abortion crimes

“You think it’s bad now? The four Republicans that are going after me, one of them we’re going to beat, they are going to make it worse," Evers said.


Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, June 28

The state will stop providing daily updates and move to weekly editions beginning Thursday, June 30.


Sports anchor Hobie Artigue announces FOX9 departure

Artigue has spent the past seven years covering Minnesota sports.

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Boy, 7, dies after being pulled from pool in south Minneapolis

The boy was pulled from a pool at a home in south Minneapolis.

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Nashville man leaving wedding shot in the face in Minneapolis

He was leaving a wedding when gunfire erupted near the Stone Arch Bridge Saturday night.


Abogados Café in St. Paul is the first law-themed coffee shop in America

The new business is Minnesota's first Latina-owned coffee shop.