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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for May 6, 2015.

Germanwings pilot practiced descent before crash

On the flight before he deliberately crashed a Germanwings plane into the Alps, Andreas Lubitz is believed to have rehearsed putting his aircraft into a controlled descent while his co-pilot was out of the cockpit, investigators have found.

[Read more from CNN]

Brady was aware of 'Deflategate' ball tampering

An investigation into the "Deflategate" controversy, in which two New England Patriots employees deflated footballs for the team's AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts, has alleged that quarterback Tom Brady was likely aware of the activities.

[Read more from USA Today]

UK election set to be closest in years

Party leaders have had their final day of campaigning for the UK General Election with hours to go before voting booths open. The latest polls have Labour leader Ed Miliband and incumbent Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron neck-and-neck, with no party likely to win an outright majority.

[Read more from the BBC]

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11-year-old girl missing from Mille Lacs County

Jaelyn Campbell was last seen in Onamia.

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2 ejected, 1 killed in crash that closed southbound I-35

The State Patrol says neither were wearing seat belts.

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Best Buy makes job cuts weeks after warning of soft sales

The Richfield retailer has been dealing with a shift in consumer trends.

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Man makes 'vague comments' about Jewish people, smashes own car with club

It happened at a course that was founded as a Jewish country club 100 years ago.

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4 abandoned puppies found in a bucket in Willmar

The puppies were in good health when they were discovered.

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Suspect of home invasion, murder in Minneapolis arrested in Wisconsin

There have been 57 deaths reported as homicides in Minneapolis this year.

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Charges: Man stole handgun from house, fired at motorcyclists from car

A chaotic scene that led to a police chase unfolded after an alleged burglary in Ham Lake.

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BCA's Uniform Crime Report shows violent crime in MN spiked in 2021

The report details violent crime trends in the seven-county metro and Greater Minnesota.

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Search for vulnerable man, 66, missing from Brooklyn Park

Alex Ramirez was last seen in the early hours of Thursday morning.

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St. Cloud Times writing staff hit by Gannett budget cuts

Mass layoffs were expected at Gannett-owned outlets across the country.

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Pool company sued by AG for allegedly scamming homeowners out of $1M-plus

According to the lawsuit, 17 Minnesota homeowners were affected by this scam.

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