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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for March 12, 2015.

2 officers shot outside Missouri police station released from hospital

The St. Louis County police chief said the two police officers shot outside a Ferguson, Missouri, police station during a largely peaceful protest were victims of "an ambush." The two officers suffered serious injuries, but have since been released from the hospital.

[Read more from The Wall Street Journal]

WHO: Death toll for Ebola passes 10,000

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has passed 10,000, the World Health Organization said Thursday. Liberia recorded the most deaths thus far with 4,162, followed by Sierra Leone with 3,655 deaths.

[Read more from Reuters]

Secret Service agents being investigated for drunken driving crash

The Obama administration is investigating two Secret Service agents accused of driving a government car into White House security barricades after drinking at a late-night party last week.

[Read more from the Washington Post]

Woman dies after whale crashes into tourist boat off Mexican coast

A Canadian woman died and two other tourists were injured when a grey whale surfaced and crashed into a boat off the coast of the resort city of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. This came a day after Mexican officials said there has been a particularly high number of grey whales gathered in the area.

[Read more from The Guardian

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Multiple crashes, spinouts in Twin Cities as snow falls Tuesday morning

The metro could get up to six inches of snow throughout the day.

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Couple critically injured in Kanabec County home attack identified

Jeff and Becky Ponto were found critically injured in their home Sunday morning.

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Assault charges filed against Red Wing man shot by deputy

The reportedly suicidal man crashed his van into a power pole before he allegedly began chasing a deputy at the scene.

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Winter storm warning for Twin Cities: 6+ inches possible

The heaviest snow could move through the Twin Cities.

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Carver man charged after standoff with police in Prior Lake

The man had been fleeing from police when he allegedly broke into a home and the standoff ensued.


41-year-old Sherburne County man killed after crashing car into ditch

The crash occurred Sunday night in Palmer Township.

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Around 200 rescued after ice breaks free on Upper Red Lake

Red Lake — both Upper and Lower — is the largest freshwater lake in the state.

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St. Paul featured on Hallmark Channel's 'Christmas Cam' livestream

Downtown's dazzling display can be viewed from anywhere in the world.


Charges: Drunk driver almost struck Bemidji parade spectators

The man told police he was trying to attend the parade himself.


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