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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for March 23, 2015.

 Police can't confirm UVA gang rape story published in Rolling Stone

Police announced Monday they can not substantiate the gang rape claim a University of Virginia student made in an exclusive interview with Rolling Stone last fall, saying officials have "no basis to conclude that anything happened at that fraternity house."

[Read more from NBC News]

 Sen. Ted Cruz officially announces he's running for president

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz announced Monday he's running for president in 2016. At least a dozen Republicans and a handful of Democrats have expressed interest in running, but Cruz became the first Republican to officially announce his candidacy.

[Read more from The New York Times]

26 arrested after mob beats, burns and kills woman in Afghanistan

Twenty-six people have been arrested in connection with the death of a 27-year-old woman in Afghanistan. The mob of men beat and kicked the woman, before tossing her off a bridge, setting her body on fire and throwing it in the river. Thirteen police officers have also been suspended following the attack.

[Read more from CNN]

Thousands visit King Richard as he's laid to rest after 530 years

King Richard III finally got his royal send-off after over 530 years. He was the last English king to die in battle when he was killed in 1485 at the end of the Wars of the Roses. His skeleton was found under the tarmac of a car park in 2012, and this weekend, thousands gathered to pay their final respects to the king.

[Read more from BBC News]

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NHL announces make-up dates for Wild postponements

The Wild will play 40 games in the final 77 days of the regular season.

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Group says Mayo should be 'severely punished' over research puppy's death

The puppy died two days after undergoing a procedure at a Mayo research facility.

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Charges: Man kidnapped woman, sexually assaulted her at gunpoint

The suspect faces three separate felony charges.

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St. Cloud 'Boogaloo Boi' who discussed attack on MN Capitol gets 2 years

He was charged with illegally possessing a machine gun.

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Gophers add All-Ivy League D-tackle from Harvard

Chris Smith will be eligible immediately as a graduate transfer.

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High school basketball team returns from game to find bus driver dead

Members of the girls team returned to the bus to find the driver unresponsive.

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Minnesota AG sues COVID testing site, alleging it sent false results

Sometimes the company didn't send people their results at all, the lawsuit alleges.

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UnitedHealth Group says it made $287B last year, $24B of it profit

The corporation's Optum business represented a significant chunk of that total.


Omicron may have already peaked in Minnesota

Reported cases lag what's happening in real time, so the newly reported cases over the next week or so will still be very high.

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MnDOT reveals 50 snowplow name finalists

Voting is open through Wednesday, Jan. 26.

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Walz's $2.7B infrastructure plan includes $940M for climate projects

Projects will help Minnesota prevent or adapt to climate change and mitigate its impacts, the governor says.