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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for April 7, 2015.

Power outages sweep across Washington D.C.

Buildings including the White House and the State Department have been affected by power outages across a wide area of downtown Washington D.C. and Maryland. People had to be evacuated from Smithsonian museums, and Metro stations are operating on backup lighting.

[Read more from NBC Washington]

Rand Paul announces Presidential run

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is the latest to announce he intends to run for the Republican ticket in next year's Presidential election, with the libertarian politician promising "restrained government, maximized freedom."

[Read more from CNN]

American Pie lyrics sell for $1.2M

The original manuscript to Don McLean's seminal hit "American Pie" has sold for $1.2 million in auction at Christie's in New York. The 16-page draft is believed to reveal the full meaning behind the song's lyrics.

[Read more from the BBC]

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Boys aged 12 and 14 arrested after fleeing police in stolen car

The two boys were charged with felony fleeing in a motor vehicle and receiving stolen property.


Heavy snow brings multiple crashes to southern Minnesota roads

The snowfall is expected to end sometime Friday morning.

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Edina pizza joint quietly closes after 38 years

The restaurant was located at 5125 Edina Industrial Blvd.


Internet providers to get $100M to expand coverage across Minnesota

Gov. Tim Walz says it's the largest single investment in broadband infrastructure in the state's history.

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Charges: Man left knife tucked in bathroom stall inside high school

The 42-year-old entered the bathroom Tuesday morning and left 15 minutes later.


Twin Cities liquor store worker offers shoes off her feet to unhoused man

The man asked for boxes to use as makeshift shoes before the woman offered hers.

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St. Paul PD releases footage showing fatal police shooting of Howard Johnson

The 24-year-old died after being shot by a St. Paul officer Monday night.


22 dogs taken in by Animal Humane Society from shuttered breeder

The dogs were taken in after a report stated there were too many on a single property.


Latest on the 2 snowstorms set to impact Minnesota

The first arrives Thursday night into Friday before a bigger system comes next week.