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

Snowstorm pummels Massachusetts; spares New York City

The potentially catastrophic snowstorm that hit the Northeast Monday evening into Tuesday spared New York City, but walloped Long Island, parts of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Maine. Some areas saw over two feet of snow, with 70 mph wind gusts creating snow drifts reaching more than 5 feet in the air.

[Read more from the Boston Globe]

Survivors return to Auschwitz to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day

Events around the world were held Tuesday for International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which marked 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz from the Nazis. To recognize the somber day, President Barack Obama released a statement on "our renewed recognition of the value and dignity" of every person.

[Read more from the International Business Times]

In a major move, leaders of the Mormon church pledged Tuesday to support anti-discrimination laws for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people, so long as the laws also protect the rights of religious groups. In exchange, the church hopes gay rights advocates will stop attacking their rights.

[Read more from the Salt Lake Tribune]

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Charges: Houston men robbed Edina bank of $110,000

A third suspect has not yet been identified.

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Arctic Monkeys coming to Minnesota for 2023 tour

The rock band hasn't gone on tour in the United States since 2019.

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Multiple charges over protests after fatal Menards forklift incident

The charges range from trespassing, destruction of property and assault.

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Boy airlifted after being struck by driver in Elk River

The boy is reportedly a student at Spectrum High School.

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Fortune's Top 25 places to live for families includes Woodbury

The media outlet says it analyzed 215,000 data points for almost 2,000 cities and towns across the U.S.


Iconic Dangerfield's Restaurant sells, with buyer planning new concept

Dangerfield's Restaurant quietly sold recently after more than 30 years in business.

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Charges: Minneapolis shooter photographed 'lifeless' body before fleeing

Charges filed against an accomplice reveal new details about the death of Chante Williams.

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5 youths are 'persons of interest' in Maple Grove greenhouse fire

Police say it's being investigated as a possible arson.

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Dave Hutchinson has police license suspended for 30 days

The sheriff's suspension will begin on Nov. 22.

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Man with sword, officers who shot him in North Branch identified

The 31-year-old was shot multiple times in the Friday incident.