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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Nov. 25 2015.

On eve of Thanksgiving, Obama assures no plot against U.S.

With the busy holiday travel season getting underway as Thanksgiving arrives, President Barack Obama assured Americans on Wednesday there's no credible signs of "a plot on the homeland." This comes amid escalating fears following the terror attacks in Paris earlier this month.

[Read more from NBC]

Tensions between Russia, Turkey rise with missile announcement

Moscow has announced that it will send defense missile systems to a Russian airbase on Syria's Mediterranean coast. This follows the downing of a Russian jet by Turkey, which says the plane had entered its airspace and ignored repeated commands to leave. Turkey will be well within the range of the missiles Russia says it will deploy.

[Read more from CNN]

Report: 2015 hottest year ever, but wait...

The World Meteorological Organization has announced that 2015 is the hottest year on record. However, thanks partly to an El Niño weather system building over the Pacific Ocean, 2016 could be even hotter. The organization warns that the longer we wait to address rising global temperatures and reverse them, the harder it will be to make a difference.

[Read more from Reuters]

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3 at trauma centers in critical condition after rural MN attack

Two victims and the alleged attacker are in critical condition.

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Neighborhood 'grinch' sends letter to Burnsville family over holiday lights

A Burnsville family's holiday decorations were the subject of an anonymous complaint.


Anthropologie shutters Grand Avenue store, opening planned for Rosedale Center

The popular holiday shopping weekend marked the last for customers of the Grand Avenue store.

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Woman found on side of highway after hit-and-run

The 41-year-old was airlifted to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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Charges: Minnesota woman tortured her kids, removed boy's blood

Warning: This story contains upsetting content.

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Will narrow band of 6+ inches of snow hit Twin Cities Tuesday?

The NWS says a band of 6+ inches is looking likely. It's now a matter of where.


Siblings, ages 19 and 14, killed in crash on icy MN highway

The crash happened around 1:15 a.m. Saturday in Carlton County.

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Man sentenced for fatally striking woman during Uptown protest

Nicholas Kraus, 36, of St. Paul drove into a protest in Uptown last year, killing Deona Marie Knajdek.

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Fleeing suspect crashes into vehicle in Woodbury, 2 injured

The crash occurred Friday afternoon after a pursuit with Woodbury police.

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Yes, that's MN native Jenny Taft in a State Farm commercial

Jenny Taft got her broadcasting career started in Minneapolis in 2011.

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23-year-old woman critical after shooting in Plymouth

A 23-year-old woman was shot Friday night in Plymouth.

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2 MN towns among most 'magical' winter locations in the country

The list was compiled by Trips Discover and published earlier this month.