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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Jan. 29, 2015.

Two dead, dozens hurt in explosion outside Mexico City hospital

A woman and a child were killed and dozens more injured after a gas truck exploded outside a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City. Several babies were found alive under the rubble of the building, 70 percent of which was destroyed.

[Read more from Reuters]

Obama seeks to spend extra $74 billion

President Obama has called for an end to automatic budget cuts, known as sequestration, and proposed a 7 percent spending increase above the cap Thursday. The White House has said Monday's federal budget will include $74 billion extra in "discretionary investments."

[Read more from USA Today]

Britain sends jets to intercept Russian bombers

Fighter jets were scrambled to intercept Russian bombers that were flying close to British airspace this week. Russia's ambassador to Britain has been summoned to explain why two bombers were flying over the English Channel.

[Read more from CNN]

Suspended NFL star responds to critics with letter

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has responded to criticism from commentators about his latest NFL suspension following a failed substance test by penning an open letter explaining his situation.

[Read more from Medium]

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Pair escape uninjured as plane crashes moments after takeoff

It crashed about a half mile southwest of Faribault Airport.

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For The Week: Making cocktails at home? Here's how to do it right

Lindsay Guentzel's For The Week column features simple food and drink tips.

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Mayo Clinic study provides 'best guess' about pandemic's future in MN

Minnesota could be seeing decreasing numbers into the summer if the study is correct.

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Mourners remember Daunte Wright, plead for justice

Wright was killed by a now-former Brooklyn Center police officer on April 11.

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HealthPartners: COVID hospitalizations driven by unvaccinated, middle aged adults

The health provider says the average age of its hospitalized patients is trending downwards.

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Man suspected of shooting at National Guard in Minneapolis faces more charges

He has now been charged in Hennepin County District Court with more serious crimes.

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Investigation finds EPA mishandled oversight for PolyMet mine permits

A new report found the EPA didn't follow its own procedures when it submitted comments on the proposed project.

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MDH's new COVID guidance urges weekly testing for those involved in sports

Those not involved in school sports are still advised to get tested every two weeks.

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With loaded QB draft class, now is the time for Vikings to act

With a strong class, this year might be the time to select Kirk Cousins' successor.

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