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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for March 4, 2015:

Boston bombing suspect's attorney: "It was him."

The trial of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev opened today with his attorney telling the court: "It was him." He said Tsarnaev's intention was to "maim and kill as many victims as possible."

[Read more from USA Today]

Scientists find jaw of "first human"

Scientists have found the jawbone they claim is one of the very first humans, and at 2.8 million years old is 400,000 years older than when humans are thought to have first appeared.

[Read more from the BBC]

Probe finds racial bias among Ferguson police force

A Justice Department probe into the police force in Ferguson, Missouri, found "systemic racial bias and unconstitutional policing that targeted blacks."

[Read more from Reuters]

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Evidence that omicron strains BA.4 and BA.5 are in Minnesota

The European CDC has warned of a possible significant summer surge fueled by the omicron subvariants.

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Hastings man charged for driving drunk with 2-year-old in vehicle

Matthew Quade's BAC was almost five times over the legal limit when police pulled him over last week.

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Arrest made after person shot at Hopkins apartment building

Police say this was an isolated incident and that the victim and suspect knew each other.

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BA.2.12.1 omicron subvariant quickly becoming dominant in MN

Experts say the subvariant is more transmissible but there is not evidence to suggest it causes more severe disease.

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DFLer who was in labor during endorsement convention to run in primary

Maye Quade gave a speech while in active labor before she ultimately withdrew from the endorsing convention last month to give birth.

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Valleyfair opens this weekend, reveals full summer schedule of events

New fare includes walking tacos, hand-scooped ice cream and deep-fried pickles.

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Jury selection begins in trial of Buffalo clinic shooter, Gregory Ulrich

The Buffalo health clinic shooter is accused of fatally shooting one person and injuring four others last year.

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Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, May 16

The latest from the state health department.

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Tow truck workers struck by hit-and-run driver on I-35

The driver was in a black 2006 Lincoln MKZ.

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Walz, DFL, GOP reach agreement on state surplus spending

The framework deal includes spending on education, health care, human services and public safety, as well as tax cuts.

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St. Paul to close road in anticipation of Mississippi River flooding

River levels are expected to rise through the week.

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