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

Obama signs executive order for more paid sick leave

In a Labor Day speech in Boston, President Obama rallied union workers and unveiled a new executive order that will require federal contractors to offer employees up to seven days of paid sick leave.

[Read more from the Washington Post]

European leaders pledge to take in more migrants

The leaders of Germany, France and Britain said Monday they would provide more assistance to the migrants streaming into Europe to escape violence in their homelands, particularly Syria. The pledges came even as tensions are rising along the paths the newcomers are taking.

[Read more from the New York Times]

Superhenge? Archeologists find massive underground monuments near Stonehenge

Archaeologists say they have uncovered traces of larger stone monuments less than 2 miles from Stonehenge, the circle of centuries-old stone monuments in southwest England. The new monuments were discovered with "ground-penetrating" radar.

[Read more from The Guardian]

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New Raptor Center data shows 'substantial drop' in bird flu patients

However, the virus remains a serious health threat for birds.

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Suspect kills himself after shooting woman and baby at Fargo restaurant

The suspect was found dead in a stolen vehicle in Minnesota.

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Charges: Guest stabbed three men as they slept in Albert Lea

Investigators believe the suspect is related to all three victims.

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2 charged for fentanyl overdose death of 19-year-old

The-19-year-old died from a fentanyl overdose last month.

storm, severe weather

Severe thunderstorm watch: Hail, 65 mph gusts, tornadoes possible

The watch is just north of the Twin Cities metro area.

Lake Minnetonka

The staggering rise of Minnesota's most famous lakes this spring

Imagine dumping Lake Minnetonka into Lake Superior 47 times.

Marijuana, cannabis

Minnesota Senate shoots down latest marijuana legalization attempt

The bill didn't receive the required votes for further consideration on Wednesday.


Minneapolis wants to use $1M in federal cash to plant 200,000 trees

The goal is to have these trees planted by the year 2040.

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MOA theater to debut wrap-around, 270-degree movie screen

The new technology will expand the movie screen onto the side walls of the theater auditorium.