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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Jan. 28, 2015.

Jordan offers Islamic State hostage exchange

Jordan has offered an exchange with the Islamic State after the group threatened to kill one of its pilots and another hostage. Jordanian authorities have said they will free Iraqi prisoner Sajida al-Rishawi to save the life of pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh.

[Read more from the BBC]

Lynch grilled on first day of AG confirmation hearing

Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch was questioned by Republican senators on the first day of her confirmation hearing. She defended the legality President Obama's executive action taken on immigration, but pledged to be independent from politics.

[Read more from the Wall Street Journal]

iPhone sales help Apple smash earnings forecast

Apple smashed expectations in the first fiscal quarter of 2015 as it revealed sales of $74.6 billion and earning net profit of $18 billion, a 38 percent increase on last year. Central to its success was the sale of 74.6 million iPhones in the quarter.

[Read more from Forbes]

More snow coming, New England warned

As residents of the northeast United States dig themselves out of up to three-feet of snow, forecasters have warned that the historic blizzard isn't over yet. More snow is forecast to hit the area on Friday and Monday, along with subzero temperatures.

[Read more from the New York Times]

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State Patrol investigating fatal crash near Duluth

The crash was reported around 6:15 a.m. Wednesday.

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Carjacking reported outside shopping center in Eden Prairie

One of the suspects reportedly displayed a weapon.

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8 people charged in Medicaid fraud scheme totaling $860K

Collectively, they're charged with 46 counts of felony theft.

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Minnesota gets mixed grades on its tobacco report card

In Minnesota, the economic cost due to smoking is $2.519 million with 5,910 deaths per year attributed to smoking.

Hardy Wills-Traxler

Charges: Man stabbed his father, set his home on fire

The 25-year-old has been charged with second-degree murder and first-degree arson.

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Crowded impound lot raises COVID concerns after Minneapolis snow emergency

A vehicle owner complains about the tightly-packed impound lot following the weekend's snow.

covid-19, coronavirus

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, Jan. 27

The latest update from the state health department.

charley's

Charges: Bar owner, employee served underage drinkers during shutdown

The bar hosted 20-30 people on Dec. 4, 2020, charges say.

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Driver wearing bulletproof vest strikes pedestrian in Rochester

The 21-year-old claimed the vest keeps him warm, according to police.

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