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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Feb. 10, 2015.

American aid worker held captive by ISIS has died

The White House and the family of Kayla Mueller, an American aid worker held hostage by ISIS, has confirmed she has died. No details on when or how she died have been released, but the news comes about four days after ISIS claimed the Arizona native was killed by an airstrike in Syria.

[Read more from NBC News]

Déjà vu: Boston digs out from another record-setting snowstorm

Another round of heavy snowfall leaves the city of Boston scrambling. The state has received nearly 6 feet of snow in the past 30 days – an amount the governor described as "unprecedented." But there's no place to put it all, so the governor called in the National Guard and reinforcements from other states to help residents dig out. And more snow could be on the way.

[Read more on the Boston Globe

New wave of violence in Ukraine diminishes hopes for peace

More than 10 civilians and soldiers were killed deep in Ukrainian government-held territory Tuesday, which diminished hopes to end fighting. These pro-Russian advances come on the eve of peace talks between Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany. The war has killed more than 5,000 people.

[Read more on Reuters]

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San Diego couple makes history with ceremonial first kiss

A San Diego man and his partner made history Monday when they become the first male same-sex couple to be chosen for the ceremonial first kiss during the homecoming of a submarine warship. Thomas Sawicki and his boyfriend Shawn Brier were picked to share the first smooch.

[Read more from NBC San Diego]

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Charges: Teen speeding before crash that killed mother, injured her son

The teenager was driving at speeds between 72-89 mph at the time of the crash.

Northland Vapor in Moorhead, Minn.

Northland Vapor calls St. Paul regulators 'overzealous' in lawsuit over THC sales

The small Minnesota business said the lawsuit was "misleading" and "shameful."


Excelsior chocolate shop ransacked by thieves to reopen

Truffle Hill will reopen to the public on Friday.

Company agrees to changes after child workers found in MN meat plants

An investigation found children ages 13-17 working hazardous jobs at the plants.


Drinks can company to lay off almost 100 workers, close St. Paul plant

State authorities were informed of the impending closure.


Suspect in Minneapolis bar killing charged with weapons crime

The suspect has not been charged with murder in the case as of Wednesday.

snow, blowing snow

A monster storm is coming next week: What will happen?

What we know with high confidence at this point is that there will be a monster storm in the central U.S. by the early and middle part of next week.

police lights

Boy safe after kidnapping by non-custodial parent in Mankato

The search prompted the temporary shutdown of I-35 Tuesday night.


11 face charges after being found 'exploring' Fridley sewer system

A 911 caller reported seeing a group removing a manhole cover Monday night.