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Here's a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Jan. 30, 2015.

Romney says no to 2016 presidential run

Mitt Romney won't run for president in 2016. Despite weeks of rumors, the runner-up in the 2012 election said today he is out.

[Read more from USA Today]

As oil prices drop, Venezuelans face crippling shortages

Venezuela makes most of its money by exporting oil – and with oil prices in freefall, the domino effects have been crippling. Grocery shelves are nearly empty and soldiers tightly control purchases, while hospitals are short on vital supplies.

[Read more from New York Times]

Rare megamouth shark washes up on Philippines beach

The corpse of a megamouth shark was swept onto a beach in the Philippines. The creature is so rare, it's estimated to be only the 60th confirmed encounter humans have ever had with one.

[Read more from Washington Post]

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Minnesota confirms America's 1st case of Brazil P.1 COVID strain

The strain was found in a Twin Cities metro resident who recently traveled to Brazil.

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Gov. Walz announces education plan aimed at eliminating disparities

The plan covers seven categories, including closing the racial education gap and improving opportunities in rural Minnesota

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Charges: Otsego cleaning business underreported sales

An Otsego woman is accused of owing more than $20,500 in sales tax, penalties and interest.

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Walz gives vaccine providers 3-day, 7-day deadlines to use doses

Those that don't use their allocation will be given less in the future.

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Border officers seize more than $550K in counterfeit designer goods

The shipments of fake goods were seized on Jan. 22.

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4 Twin Cities landfills seek to expand capacity

This comes as the area's waste-to-energy facilities are operating at capacity.

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3 of 10 finalists for NCAA's top point guard award have MN ties

Not a bad way to represent the State of... Basketball?

Justice, court

Minnesota grants unconditional pardon to grandmother facing deportation

Gov. Tim Walz says it's the first full pardon granted by the state in 35 years.

covid-19, vaccine

Minnesota changes vaccine appointment process, here's what to know

Walz also announced plans for a mass vaccination event at Xcel Energy Center.

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Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, Jan. 25

The latest figures from MDH have been released.

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Minnesota health leaders say state's vaccine progress better than figures suggest

Minnesota is lagging behind national vaccination rates, but MDH leaders say this is because it's holding 2nd doses in reserve.

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