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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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Attempted luring of 14-year-old girl reported in West St. Paul

The suspect is described as a white man in his 40s.

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Worker, 18, suffers serious electric shock at Vikings apartments site

The worker was reportedly in a critical condition Thursday.

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As golf season approaches, book your round now at Dacotah Ridge GC

The stunning course is designed by world-renowned architect Rees Jones.

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Kevin Garnett's group out of potential Timberwolves sale

Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said that Garnett's group was not one of "more than 10" to buy the team.

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Full production winery set to open in Minneapolis this month

The couple behind Schram Vineyards Winery and Brewery is opening AxeBridge Wine Company in Minneapolis' North Loop neighborhood.

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Pedestrian killed in two-vehicle crash in Crystal

The incident happened just after noon.

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Foss Swim School opens its 9th Minnesota location in former Pier 1 store

The Eden Prairie based company has 22 locations across the Midwest.

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Charges: Minneapolis man kills woman, tells police to kill him

A convicted felon is accused of fatally shooting a 29-year-old woman on Feb. 28.

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It's that time of year: Minneapolis offers deal on trees for property owners

The City Trees program sells trees for $25 from March 8 to April 16, or until trees run out.

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CDC report reveals how first cases of Brazilian COVID variant came to MN

Dozens of people had to be tested for the virus after the first and only two cases of the P.1 variant were detected in Minnesota.

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