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

FBI will investigate South Carolina deputy in viral classroom video

State and federal authorities will investigate a Richland County Sheriff's deputy and Spring Valley High School resource officer who was shown in a smartphone video forcibly removing a black female student from her desk and apparently throwing her across the floor. Reports say he had been asked to escort her from the classroom.

[Read more from the Los Angeles Times]

China: U.S. vessels illegally entered our waters

A U.S. warship has been "monitored" and "warned" following its incursion into an area China claims as its territory, Chinese officials said Tuesday. The area in question is a group of artificial islands the Asian country began building last year. With such islands not necessarily recognized under international law, the U.S. says its missions in the area will continue.

[Read more from CNN]

Raise shields: Scientists have invented a 'tractor beam'

Here's some news that will pull you in. A study in a leading scientific journal says researchers have managed to create a "tractor beam" – which you might know from "Star Wars" and "Star Trek" – using "high-intensity sound waves" that can manipulate small objects without having any physical contact.

[Read more from the Daily Beast]

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How the fastest animal on the planet returned to MN after local extinction

The fastest animal on Earth had once vanished from Minnesota and Wisconsin.


St. Paul's new 'skate trail' brings non-traditional park to life

Gateway Park is the first of four parks to open in the Highland Bridge redevelopment.


80 mph winds, large hail possible with severe storms in MN

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for much of the state until 3 a.m. Saturday.


30 people evacuated as flooding hammers small town

It's assumed that at least eight inches of rain fell in Randall, with more heavy rain expected Friday night into Saturday morning.

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Boy dies in motorcycle crash in Rochester

Police are investigating as of Friday afternoon.

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Numerous severe storms likely in Minnesota Friday night

Watch the video for the full details with meteorologist Sven Sundgaard.

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Teen pleads guilty in shooting death of 15-year-old girl in Columbia Heights

Damico Jamal-Tokyo High will receive a sentence in juvenile court, along with an adult prison sentence.

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Walz wants to use surplus money to send direct payments to Minnesotans

It's a renewed effort from a previous proposal from Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan's supplemental budget in January.

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Jan. 6 committee says aide for WI senator tried to give fake elector info to Pence

The attempt was discovered through text messages in the ongoing public hearing held by the Jan. 6 select committee.

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Minnesota State colleges, U of M boosting tuition again

The Minnesota State system's Board of Trustee's approved the increase Wednesday.


Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, June 24

The next daily update will be provided Monday, June 27.