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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for April 17, 2015. 

Top Iraqi militant believed killed

Iraqi officials believe that government forces have killed Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, a former deputy of Saddam Hussein who has been the top fugitive from the ousted regime for over a decade.

[Read more from Yahoo News]

Boston bombing victim's family urge against death penalty

The parents of the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombing are urging prosecutors not to pursue the death penalty for convicted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, saying it would prolong the anguish of families.

[Read more from NBC News]

ESPN reporter suspended for tow truck tirade

ESPN reporter Britt McHenry has been suspended for a week after a video surfaced showing her berating a towing company employee, at one point telling her: "Lose some weight, baby girl."

[Read more from CNN]

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D'Angelo Russell

D'Lo's late takeover helps Timberwolves win double-OT thriller

Russell caught fire to help the Timberwolves get back to .500.

Gopher Football

Gophers suffocate Badgers, reclaim Paul Bunyan's Axe

Minnesota picked up its first home win over the Badgers since 2003.

Meeker County Sheriff's Office

Boy, 6, run over after falling off trailer in Meeker Co. tree farm accident

He was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center with internal injuries.

Target store

Target unveils deals for 2-day 'Cyber Monday' event

The promotion kicks off Sunday, November 28.

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Edina police warn of recent burglary trend targeting garages and vehicles

The Edina Police Department is increasing patrols in affected neighborhoods in response to the trend.

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Charges: Man shot Uber Eats driver making a delivery in Cottage Grove

Otis Donnell Shipp was charged with second-degree attempted murder after turning himself in on Wednesday.

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Waterfront hotel in Duluth sustains damage in kitchen fire

Authorities estimate the damage at around $75,000.

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Large groups of thieves target 2 Twin Cities Best Buys on Black Friday

It bears similarities to the flash-mob style thefts seen recently in California.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Timberwolves' winning streak snapped at five games

The Wolves' bid for their longest winning streak since 2014 came up short.

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Teen arrested over fatal shooting of 5-year-old boy in Brooklyn Park

Police say the teen was filming a social media video while handling a gun.

Joe Biden

President Biden coming to Minnesota to promote Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Tuesday's trip follows passage of the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal.

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