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Around the World in 60 Seconds: Today’s top headlines


Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for March 25, 2015.

3 Americans died in Germanwings crash; audio file recovered

Three Americans are believed to have died in the Germanwings air crash in the French Alps. Investigators say they have recovered an audio file from the plane's black box.

[Read more from NBC News]

Jeremy Clarkson dropped from 'Top Gear' over attack

Jeremy Clarkson, the presenter of the BBC's globally popular 'Top Gear' motoring show, won't have his contract renewed after he verbally abused a staff member before punching him in the face.

[Read more from the BBC]

Heinz and Kraft agree to merger

American food giants Kraft Foods and H.J. Heinz have agreed to a merger that is being backed by Warren Buffett. In doing so they will become the fifth largest food and drink company in the world.

[Read more from the New York Times]

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U.S. Bank Stadium

5 teams win first state championship at 2022 Prep Bowl

A pair of records fell as the Prep Bowl lived up to the hype.

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Remains of missing WI mom found in Pine County, MN

Ashley Miller-Carlson was 33 years old.

D'Angelo Russell

D'Lo's late takeover helps Timberwolves win double-OT thriller

Russell caught fire to help the Timberwolves get back to .500.

Gopher Football

Gophers suffocate Badgers, reclaim Paul Bunyan's Axe

Minnesota picked up its first home win over the Badgers since 2003.

Meeker County Sheriff's Office

Boy, 6, run over after falling off trailer in Meeker Co. tree farm accident

He was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center with internal injuries.

Target store

Target unveils deals for 2-day 'Cyber Monday' event

The promotion kicks off Sunday, November 28.

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Edina police warn of recent burglary trend targeting garages and vehicles

The Edina Police Department is increasing patrols in affected neighborhoods in response to the trend.

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Charges: Man shot Uber Eats driver making a delivery in Cottage Grove

Otis Donnell Shipp was charged with second-degree attempted murder after turning himself in on Wednesday.

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Waterfront hotel in Duluth sustains damage in kitchen fire

Authorities estimate the damage at around $75,000.

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Large groups of thieves target 2 Twin Cities Best Buys on Black Friday

It bears similarities to the flash-mob style thefts seen recently in California.