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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for June 3, 2015.

Former FIFA committee member admits bribes

Former FIFA executive committee member Chuck Blazer told a federal judge that he helped to “facilitate” a bribe in connection with selecting France to host the 1998 World Cup, and “agreed to accept bribes” to bring the tournament to South Africa in 2010.

[Read more from the BBC]

Laid-off Disney workers had to train their foreign replacements

About 250 IT employees at Disney were laid off late last year, and their last task was to train their replacements: immigrants on temporary visas designed for highly skilled technical workers, who were brought in by an outsourcing firm based in India.

[Read more from the New York Times]

Sheryl Goldberg reflects on sudden death of husband

Thirty days after tech executive and Minnesota native David Goldberg died while vacationing in Mexico, his wife, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, posted a statement on Facebook reflecting on her loss.

[Read more from CBS News]

Scores of labs may have received live anthrax samples from Army facility

An Army bio-defense facility in Utah may have mistakenly sent live anthrax samples to 51 commercial companies, academic institutions and federal labs without proper safeguards, more than double the total disclosed last week.

[Read more from The Los Angeles Times]

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Charges: MN teen shot mom after dispute over meth

The girl's mother said there had been a dispute over methamphetamine.

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No travel advised: High winds, whiteout conditions in NW MN

Zero visibility in parts of greater Minnesota Tuesday night.

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Update: Holy Angels evacuated over bomb threat, school says

Someone left a voicemail early Tuesday suggesting there was an explosive device.

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Convicted stalker charged with harassment of another DJ at The Current

He pleaded guilty to similar charges involving the DJ's colleague back in 2015.

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10 new shops, food stops at Mall of America

Donuts, K-fashion, model cars — the new tenants cover a lot of bases.

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Gophers fall below roster minimum, postpone Penn State game

It is "due to internal COVID-19 protocols within the Golden Gopher program."

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Report: Vikings request interview with Rams' Raheem Morris

Morris was once the youngest head coach in the NFL at 33 years old.

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Sheriff: Drunk driver crashed trying to 'beat the train'

The BNSF train slammed into the side of the driver's car.

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Man run over after parking dispute leads to road rage crash

The two groups fought about parking prior to the crash.

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Deadly crash shuts down small stretch of Chaska highway for hours

A driver crossed over the center median and hit another vehicle.

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You can now order 4 free at-home COVID tests from the government

Tests will ship for free within 7-12 days, according to the White House.

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Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, January 18

Minnesota has reached 11,000 COVID-19 deaths.

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