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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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MN brewpub to make 2nd appearance on 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives'

In other words, Guy Fieri is returning to the Twin Cities.

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St. Cloud teen charged with raping girl in high school bathroom

Police say it happened during a late 2019 basketball game.

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Reports: 'Miracle on Ice' star Mark Pavelich found dead at treatment facility

The 63-year-old had been ordered to undergo psychiatric care.

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Minneapolis, Hennepin County spending $1M on barricades, fencing for Chauvin trial

Minneapolis hopes to be reimbursed for fortification costs by the state if it passes the proposed SAFE Account.

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Police: 3 Minnesotans made fake report to divert SD police away drug investigation

Three people from Detroit Lakes are facing charges, with two of the men involved accused of making a false report of gunmen entering a local business.

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HealthPartners opens drive-up COVID vaccine site

The healthcare provider says it's the first drive-up vaccination site in the state.

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Appeals court: Judge must reconsider third-degree murder charge against Chauvin

The appeals court's recent decision on a different officer-involved shooting case is precedent, it said.

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New data reveals Minnesotans getting COVID vaccines are disproportionately white

The Minnesota Department of Health revealed race and ethnicity vaccine data on Friday.

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Charges: Trail of Terror supervisor sexually assaulted 3 teenage employees

Bryan Ellinger was arrested in January accused of raping a 15-year-old employee. Two more women have come forward accusing him of sexually assaulted them as teens.

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