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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Dec. 1, 2015.

Chicago mayor fires city's top cop amid shooting controversy

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has dismissed Chicago Police Superintendent Garry F. McCarthy, saying he "formally asked" for his resignation on Tuesday. This follows public outcry over the police response to the 2014 shooting of an unarmed black teen by a Chicago cop, who's been charged in the incident. Video of the shooting was released last week.

[Read more from the Washington Post]

Pentagon: U.S. special ops to help fight against ISIS

At the request of Iraqi authorities, the U.S. will send special forces to conduct "unilateral" attacks against ISIS, also known as the Islamic State, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Tuesday. The operations will "put even more pressure" on the terror group, which has claimed credit for the recent attacks in Paris.

[Read more from NBC News]

How do you 'Like' that? Facebook founder becomes dad, gives away a fortune

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan welcomed a daughter they named Max on Tuesday, and also announced they would donate 99 percent of their Facebook shares to "advance human potential and promote equality for all children in the next generation." They did it in recognition of Giving Tuesday, a national day of charity.

[Read more from USA Today]

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22 dogs taken in by Animal Humane Society from shuttered breeder

The dogs were taken in after a report stated there were too many on a single property.


Latest on the 2 snowstorms set to impact Minnesota

The first arrives Thursday night into Friday before a bigger system comes next week.


Cop who pepper-sprayed downtown protesters received $150K payout

Samantha Belcourt said she "feared for her life."

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$1 million Powerball prize won in Twin Cities

The winning ticket was sold in Chanhassen for Wednesday's draw.

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Animales Barbeque Co. looks to open brick-and-mortar location

The popular food truck has partnered with the owner of Billy Sushi.

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Here are some 2022 holiday shipping deadlines to keep in mind

Most deadlines are a few days before Christmas Eve.


Minneapolis will waive pet adoption fees on Friday

Pet licensing fees still apply to adoptions at the event.


Family who endured car theft ordeal surprised with trip to Universal Orlando

A father rescued his four children after a thief jumped in his car while he was getting something from his trunk.