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

San Bernardino shooters were 'radicalized and have been for quite some time'

FBI investigators have revealed the couple in the deadly mass shooting in San Bernardino were "radicalized" in their views on Islam, but questions as to how that happen remain. The agency is looking deeper into their backgrounds, and whether anyone outside the U.S. was involved in the plot, though no evidence of that has been found yet.

[Read more from CNN]

Supreme Court deals blow to gun rights activists in Chicago

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to hear an appeal from from Second Amendment activists from the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, where assault weapons and high-capacity magazines were banned. The group challenged the ban as a violation of the constitutional right to bear arms. This is the latest instance of the court's refusal to wade into the national gun control debate.

[Read more from NPR]

Dozens of U.S. vets to get penis transplants

Doctors at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, will perform the first penis transplants in the U.S. on as many as 60 veterans who lost genitalia in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Such injuries are seen as detrimental to the emotional and physical health of those who have suffered them. The first successful penis transplant was performed in South Africa in March, and allowed the recipient to impregnate his girlfriend.

[Read more from UPI]

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Hero dad who stopped carjacker who fled with his kids identified

A GoFundMe has been set up to support Derek Gotchie and his family following the incident.

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Watch: New London-Spicer wins 3A championship on incredible walk-off TD

New London-Spicer defeated the unbeaten Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton in remarkable circumstances.


Suspect in woman's killing in Moorhead is arrested

James Kollie Jr. was arrested Friday evening.

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Former chair Jennifer Carnahan sues Minnesota GOP, which is suing her back

Carnahan stepped down under a cloud of controversy in August 2021.

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One injured after leaping from burning vacant building in Minneapolis

Authorities say the building is known to be used by squatters.


Head-on crash leaves two drivers dead in southeastern Minnesota

The crash happened in Houston County just before 4 p.m. Friday.


Charges: Armed man made death threats at Minneapolis LGBTQ bar

The man allegedly used derogatory terms while threatening to kill someone.


FDA pulls last COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatment as new variants rise

A therapy used to treat more than 11,000 Minnesotans is no longer authorized amid a surge in the latest COVID-19 variants.

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Charges: Plymouth man shot girlfriend in head after birthday party

The 23-year-old victim is in critical condition as of Friday.


State announces $2.5M in grants for child care providers

Child care providers in roughly a dozen communities will receive funds to help grow the supply of affordable, quality child care.


Probe of Golden Valley police uncovers racism, alleged misconduct

One officer was terminated for alleged racist comments and violations of state law.

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Blowing snow Friday in Minnesota; will it snow next week?

Winds could gust up to 50 mph Friday afternoon and night.