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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for May 7, 2015.

Millions take to polls for UK election

Millions of people across the United Kingdom have cast their vote in what is predicted to be an extremely close General Election that could well end David Cameron's tenure as Prime Minister.

[Read more from the New Yorker]

NSA phone data program ruled illegal

A federal appeals court ruled on Thursday that the telephone metadata collection program, under which the NSA gathers up millions of phone records daily, is illegal under the Patriot Act.

[Read more from CNN]

U.S. to start training Syrian rebels for ISIS fight

U.S. troops have started the training of Syrian rebels in Jordan as part of an effort to build a force capable of fighting the extremist Islamic State of Iraq and Syria group.

[Read more from CBS News]

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5-year-old boy fatally shot on Thanksgiving identified

Police said a few juveniles at the home were making a social media video when the gun went off.

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Pig Ate My Pizza will close at the end of the year.

Its leaders plan to relaunch and "get back to the humble beginnings of Travail."

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Allina parts ways with 53 of 27,000 employees over vaccine mandate

That's about 0.2% of the health care system's workforce.

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Matthew Coller: How will Vikings fans react on Thursday night?

Will years of disappointment be revealed if the Vikings struggle against the Steelers?

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Health officials encourage getting vaccinated and tested before the holidays

The state has launched a "Celebrate Safely, Minnesota" campaign to make it easier to get tested and vaccinated.

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Charges: Parking dispute, scuffle preceded fatal stabbing

The suspect said he was upset about neighbors and their friends regularly parking on his property.

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Hennepin Co. Sheriff injured in rollover, admits to drinking beforehand

The sheriff, in a statement, called it an "inexcusable decision."

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COVID cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in MN dominated by unvaccinated

The latest figures from October show a disproportionate number of deaths among the unvaccinated.

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Top MN football recruit Jaxon Howard to announce college decision

He's the son of former Minnesota Viking Willie Howard.

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MN trucking firm that used 'strength tests' to screen out women drivers to pay $500K

The company will pay $500,000 and offer jobs to the women it discriminated against.

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On-the-run man charged with murder in fatal shooting at gas station

The suspect hasn't been arrested, and court documents say he poses a risk to public safety.

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Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, December 8

The latest details from the Minnesota Department of Health.

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