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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for May 20, 2015.

Documents seized from bin Laden compound released

A cache of files seized from hideout of Osama bin Laden's Pakistan compound reveal he was fixated on attacking U.S. targets and pressured al Qaeda groups to heal local rivalries so they could focus on that cause.

[Read more from Reuters]

Record fines for forex-rigging banks

Five of the world's largest banks will pay $5.7 billion in fines for manipulating the foreign exchange market. JPMorgan, Barclays, Citigroup and RBS have all pleaded guilty to U.S. criminal charges, while UBS pleaded guilty to rigging interest rates.

[Read more from the BBC]

Police find 1,000 weapons in Waco restaurant

Police have found more than 1,000 weapons in a restaurant in Waco where a shootout between rival biker gangs left nine dead. The weapons are believed to have been dumped by other gang members as police closed in – with one even found in a bag of tortilla chips.

[Read more from The Guardian]

Buy the house where Fitzgerald wrote "The Great Gatsby"

The house where F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote part of "The Great Gatsby" has gone on sale in New York with a guide price of $3.9 million.

[Read more from Buzzfeed]

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Series of explosions at manufacturing plant injures 6 in Wisconsin

The blast rocked the Wisconsin town just before 7:45 a.m.

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Medford man dies in Le Sueur County crash

The 49-year-old was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

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MN researcher part of team behind 'revolutionary' discovery of ancient tooth in Laos

The molar found in a remote cave is believed to have belonged to a Denisovan girl who lived 164,000-130,000 years ago.

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Charges: Sting catches MN principal trying to hire child prostitute

Authorities alleged Mohamed Selim attempted to meet a 15-year-old girl for sex on Tuesday.

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Nominate a 'local hero' to get a dozen Cub donuts from Salvation Army

The organization is looking for 1,000 volunteers to help with the effort in the metro.

Minnesota State Patrol helicopter windshield broken after duck flies through it.

Duck smashes through chopper window and hits State Patrol pilot

Two pilots were on the aircraft at the time, with one of them sustaining a head injury.

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Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Thursday, May 19

It's been 805 days since the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Minnesota on March 5, 2020.


Charges: Minnetonka Nordstrom employee stole $500,000 in merchandise

Store employees used a covert camera to investigate disappearing merchandise.

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Woman drives into wet concrete, gets stuck in attempt to flee police

The 53-year-old woman drove into wet concrete trying to flee police on Monday.

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Family of late Rep. Hagedorn sues widow Carnahan over unpaid medical expenses

The lawsuits allege that Carnahan has yet to reimburse Hagedorn's family for medical expenses despite promising to do so.

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Hail and tornadoes possible Thursday in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin

Storms are expected to fire along a warm front draped across southern Minnesota.