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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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Chanhassen psychologist pleads guilty to $550K billing fraud

Charles Howard Jorenby, 57, pleaded guilty to one count of healthcare fraud in U.S. District Court late last month.

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Charges: Coon Rapids man had 25 pounds of cocaine from Mexico

Luis Javier Avila-Lopez, 38, was arrested after law enforcement seized the cocaine earlier this year.

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Responding to Twitter release, former Minnesota GOP candidate calls for 'bullets'

It was in response to a thread on Twitter concerning the social media giant's moderation efforts regarding political issues.


NWS: 'Safe to say' more active weather is ahead

Three rounds of light snow around Minnesota before more substantial precipitation becomes a possibility.


Hero dad who stopped carjacker who fled with his kids identified

A GoFundMe has been set up to support Derek Gotchie and his family following the incident.

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Watch: New London-Spicer wins 3A championship on incredible walk-off TD

New London-Spicer defeated the unbeaten Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton in remarkable circumstances.


Suspect in woman's killing in Moorhead is arrested

James Kollie Jr. was arrested Friday evening.

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Former chair Jennifer Carnahan sues Minnesota GOP, which is suing her back

Carnahan stepped down under a cloud of controversy in August 2021.

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One injured after leaping from burning vacant building in Minneapolis

Authorities say the building is known to be used by squatters.


Head-on crash leaves two drivers dead in southeastern Minnesota

The crash happened in Houston County just before 4 p.m. Friday.