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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for June 5, 2015.

Saddam's former foreign minister dies in prison

Tariq Aziz, the former foreign minister of Iraq during the reign of Saddam Hussein, has died in prison at the age of 79, Iraqi officials have confirmed. Aziz surrendered in April 2003 when a U.S. invasion force toppled the dictator's regime, and was sentenced to death in 2010.

[Read more from CNN]

American Pharoah goes for Triple Crown

After winning the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, American Pharoah will aim to become the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years at the Belmont Stakes. The horse is undefeated this year.

[Read more from CBS News]

Blockade contributing to 'humanitarian crisis' in Yemen

Around 20 million people in Yemen, around 80 percent of the population, are in urgent need of food, water and medical aid in what is being called a humanitarian disaster made worse by a naval blockade. The blockade is being imposed by the Arab coalition and backed by the US and the UK in response to the country's civil war.

[Read more from The Guardian]

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What was Peyton Manning doing in Minnesota?

It's apparently for an upcoming episode of his TV show, "Peyton's Place."

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Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, January 25

The test positivity rate has dropped for the first time since before Christmas.

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Liz Collin reveals she is leaving WCCO

"Thank you for trusting me to tell your stories," she wrote in Tuesday's announcement.

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Video: Man harasses Jimmy John's workers, wishes death on them over mask mandate

"When are you going to start using that brain inside of your head," the man asks.

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Michigan writer: 'Don't count out the Vikings' on Jim Harbaugh

Are the Vikings a dark horse to hire Michigan's head coach?

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St. Louis Park PD release photos of vehicle involved in shooting on I-394

A man was shot multiple times as he drove down I-394 last week.


Perfect 10: Gophers gymnasts make history with two perfect scores

Mya Hooten and Ona Loper were literally perfect on Monday night.

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Tempers flare as Wild hammer Canadiens

Montreal was anything but polite after the Wild picked up an 8-2 victory.

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Authorities now looking into MN lawmaker's report of assault

Video shows Rep. Nolan West being grabbed and pushed out of a public event.

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COVID treatments: Essentia Health to help test 3 existing meds

The clinical trial includes the much-discussed drug ivermectin.