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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for April 16, 2015. 

12 migrants thrown overboard in religious row

Italian authorities have arrested 15 Muslim migrants who are accused of throwing 12 Christians overboard following a row on a boat heading to Italy, while 41 migrants drowned when another boat bound for Italy sank.

[Read more from the BBC]

White rhino under armed guard

The last remaining white rhinoceros in the world is under 24-hour armed guard in Kenya to protect it from poachers.

[Read more from CNN]

E-cigarette use triples among U.S. high schoolers

Electronic cigarette use among U.S. middle and high school students tripled in 2014, a statistic expected to intensify debate over the products' impact on public health.

[Read more from Reuters]

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New 'Star Wars' trailer revealed

At an event called the Star Wars Celebration, director J.J. Abrams revealed a new trailer for the much-anticipated new film "Star Wars" The Force Awakens." Watch it above.

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Hawks bury Timberwolves in 3-point barrage

Without D'Angelo Russell, the Wolves couldn't keep up with the Hawks.

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Kirk Ciarocca returning to Gophers as offensive coordinator

The architect of the 2019 offense will look to revive the Gophers.

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Klobuchar says Congress should pass law to protect abortion rights

Her comments came as the Supreme Court appears poised to weaken — or gut — Roe v. Wade

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Police ask for public's help finding Mpls. woman missing a week

The 36-year-old hasn't been seen or heard from recently.

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Hello, winter: List of the coldest wind chills in MN Monday morning

The state went from a relatively mild start of the season, to downright frigid wind chills.

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1 CWD-positive deer in Brainerd Lakes area, so surveillance will continue

The CWD monitoring measures were supposed to end after this year.

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MN program will train, hire 1,000 nursing assistants for long-term care

The facilities are facing a severe staffing shortage.

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Minnesota State Fair reestablishes a police department

The fair had been contracting with the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office.

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Minnetonka to consider removing middle school mask requirement

The school board has been impressed by vaccination rates among middle school students.

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Friday winter storm could hit Twin Cities, southern Minnesota

Meteorologist Sven Sundgaard is already monitoring the forecast.

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Teen student arrested for threats toward MN middle school

The Sauk Rapids middle school and high school were closed Monday.

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Rally for trans child outed during Hastings school board race draws big crowd

Hastings has been in the spotlight since the child's family was featured in a CNN story.

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