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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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'Minneapolis, we're coming!!!': Foo Fighters announce rescheduled concert

The previously announced Huntington Bank Stadium was cancelled.

brave new workshop

Brave New Workshop gets new owners in Hennepin Theatre Trust

It is the longest-running satirical comedy theater in the nation.

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Minnesota firefighters mourn sudden death of colleague

Aaron Bidle of the Loretto Fire Department passed away suddenly Wednesday.

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Snowmobiler goes through the ice on lake near Duluth

Ice thickness varies greatly throughout Minnesota right now.

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Here's how much snow fell during the weekend winter winter storm

The Highway 2 corridor in north-central Minnesota was the bullseye.

Minneapolis Fire Department

Roof collapses on 3 firefighters in south Minneapolis

The fire happened at a residence east of Lake Nokomis on Sunday.

Joleigha Johnson

42-year-old Minnesota woman missing since December 1

She drives a white 2009 Chevrolet Impala.

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20-year-old killed in crash on icy highway during Sunday snowstorm

More than a foot of snow had fallen in the area where the crash occurred.

Mike Zimmer

Vikings fans clamor for change after latest bad loss under Mike Zimmer

The "fire Mike Zimmer" tweets are raging on Twitter again.

Tony Oliva

Tony Oliva and Jim Kaat are finally heading to Cooperstown

The Twins legends were elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame on Sunday night.

Tanner Morgan

Report: Gophers to play in Guaranteed Rate Bowl

The Gophers will reportedly head to Phoenix to take on West Virginia.