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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for July 17, 2015.

Officials identify four Marines killed in Chattanooga shooting

The names of the four U.S. Marines fatally shot in the Thursday attack on a naval reserve center in Chattanooga, Tennessee have been released. They are Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, of Springfield, Massachusetts; Lance Corporal Squire "Skip" Wells, of Marietta, Georgia; Sgt. Carson Holmquist, of Grantsburg, Wisconsin; and Staff Sgt. David Wyatt. Meanwhile, gunman Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez's motive remains unclear.

[Read more from CNN]

New Pluto Flyover photos show dwarf planet's frozen plains

Photos from NASA's New Horizons space probe released on Friday reveal newly-discovered icy terrain on Pluto, which has been dubbed “Sputnik Planum” – or Sputnik plain. The discovery "exceeds all pre-flyby expectations," officials say.

[Read more from NASA]

Muslims celebrate end of Ramadan

Friday brings the Islamic ç holiday, the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Muslims are celebrating around the globe as parents buy gifts for children, and the faithful converge on public spaces across the Islamic world.

[Read more from the New York Times]

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Man dies after being shot during argument in Minneapolis

It's the 70th homicide in Minneapolis this year.

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Minneapolis police, city employees clear out Near North encampment

This comes as colder weather moves through the state.

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New T.J. Maxx to open in the Twin Cities this month

Opening day will kick off with extended hours.

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Former Hennepin County commissioner arrested for DWI

The 61-year-old was being held in Hennepin County Jail as of Thursday morning.

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Electric carshare network showing growth in Twin Cities

Over 25,000 trips have been logged in a six-month span.

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Popular Apple Valley ice arena could be replaced

A concept plan to transform the ice arena is being considered.

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Low river levels bring cancellations for St. Paul-New Orleans Viking cruises

The low water also impacted some barge traffic making its way down the river.

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Drought tightens grip as Twin Cities reaches 'extreme' level

By this time last year, drought was fading fast in Minnesota.

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Woman missing since car crash has been found

The 49-year-old is believed to have been driving when the crash happened.

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Minnesota's COVID-19 update for the week ending Tuesday, Oct. 4

The 7-day average number of cases has been dropping.

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