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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for March 24, 2015.

 Plane carrying 150 crashes in French Alps; 'apparently no survivors'

A Germanwings flight from Barcelona to Dusseldorf carrying 144 passengers and six crew members mysteriously crashed in a remote area of the French Alps Tuesday. No one is believed to have survived. Investigators are treating it as an accident for the time being; the White House says it doesn't appear to be terrorism.

[Read more from BBC News]

U.S. will slow pullout of troops from Afghanistan

President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that he'll slow the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, delaying bringing 9,800 troops home until the end of the year, rather than reducing the number of troops to 5,500 in the coming months.

[Read more from the New York Times]

Even though there are more female nurses, the pay gap exists

There are very few male nurses, but a new study shows that men in the profession earn higher salaries and that pay gap has remained constant over the past quarter century. Even after adjusting for experience, education and work hours, the pay gap is about $5,000, the study in the journal of the American Medical Association found.

 [Read more from Reuters]

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Charges: Armed man made death threats at Minneapolis LGBTQ bar

The man allegedly used derogatory terms while threatening to kill someone.


FDA pulls last COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatment as new variants rise

A therapy used to treat more than 11,000 Minnesotans is no longer authorized amid a surge in the latest COVID-19 variants.

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Charges: Plymouth man shot girlfriend in head after birthday party

The 23-year-old victim is in critical condition as of Friday.


State announces $2.5M in grants for child care providers

Child care providers in roughly a dozen communities will receive funds to help grow the supply of affordable, quality child care.


Probe of Golden Valley police uncovers racism, alleged misconduct

One officer was terminated for alleged racist comments and violations of state law.

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Blowing snow Friday in Minnesota; will it snow next week?

Winds could gust up to 50 mph Friday afternoon and night.

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To combat CWD, late-season deer hunting announced for 9 areas of MN

The special hunts will be held between Dec. 16 and 18.


COVID levels rising in wastewater; BQ.1 now dominant

BQ.1 is the new dominant subvariant in Twin Cities wastewater.

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Keith Ellison, other AGs settle with CarMax over recall disclosures

As part of the settlement, CarMax now must disclosure open recalls online and on the lot.

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Man kidnaps 2-year-old daughter in St. Paul, crashes after pursuit in Minneapolis

The incident involved both police departments in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

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Boys aged 15, 16 arrested after shooting of teen in Woodbury

The victim suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.