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Here's a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for March 30, 2015.

Car rams into gate at NSA headquarters; 1 dead

One person is dead and another injured after a car attempted to plow through a security gate at Fort Meade – home of multiple federal departments, including the National Security Agency. Security personnel stopped the car and a firefight broke out. An FBI spokesperson says they do not believe it was related to terrorism.

[Read more from the Baltimore Sun]

Prosecution rests case in Boston Marathon bombing trial

More than two weeks after the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev began, the prosecution has rested its case. He faces 30 charges in connection with the bombing of the Boston Marathon and ensuing manhunt in 2013, in which four people were killed and hundreds injured.

[Read more from the Boston Globe]

Deadline to reach nuclear agreement with Iran nears

Negotiators from the U.S., United Kingdom, France, China, Russia and Germany are meeting with Iranian officials in hopes of agreeing to a nuclear deal with the Middle Eastern country ahead of Tuesday's deadline.

[Read more from the BBC]

Jon Stewart's replacement: South African comedian Trevor Noah

We now know who will replace Jon Stewart as host of "The Daily Show." Trevor Noah will take over when Stewart's tenure ends later this year. The 31-year-old Noah is a relatively new correspondent on the show, and grew up in South Africa during the apartheid era.

[Read more from the New York Times]

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NHL announces make-up dates for Wild postponements

The Wild will play 40 games in the final 77 days of the regular season.

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Group says Mayo should be 'severely punished' over research puppy's death

The puppy died two days after undergoing a procedure at a Mayo research facility.

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Charges: Man kidnapped woman, sexually assaulted her at gunpoint

The suspect faces three separate felony charges.

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St. Cloud 'Boogaloo Boi' who discussed attack on MN Capitol gets 2 years

He was charged with illegally possessing a machine gun.

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Gophers add All-Ivy League D-tackle from Harvard

Chris Smith will be eligible immediately as a graduate transfer.

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High school basketball team returns from game to find bus driver dead

Members of the girls team returned to the bus to find the driver unresponsive.

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Minnesota AG sues COVID testing site, alleging it sent false results

Sometimes the company didn't send people their results at all, the lawsuit alleges.

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UnitedHealth Group says it made $287B last year, $24B of it profit

The corporation's Optum business represented a significant chunk of that total.


Omicron may have already peaked in Minnesota

Reported cases lag what's happening in real time, so the newly reported cases over the next week or so will still be very high.

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MnDOT reveals 50 snowplow name finalists

Voting is open through Wednesday, Jan. 26.

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Walz's $2.7B infrastructure plan includes $940M for climate projects

Projects will help Minnesota prevent or adapt to climate change and mitigate its impacts, the governor says.