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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for July 23, 2015.

U.S. to ramp up air attacks against ISIS after deal with Turkey

In what is described as a "game changer" in the fight against the Islamic State terror organization, a deal between Turkey and the U.S. will allow American warplanes – manned and unmanned – to launch strikes from an air base in southern Turkey.

[Read more from New York Times]

Autopsy: Sandra Bland's death consistent with suicide

Amid lingering concerns that Sandra Bland – a Texas woman who died in a jail cell after her arrest during a traffic stop – died at the hands of police, a medical examiner says her body had no wounds consistent with homicide. Her body was found hanging on July 13.

[Read more from FOX News]

New planet home away from home?

A new Earth-like planet detected by NASA's Kepler telescope appears to have at least a few of the characteristics necessary to sustaining life. Scientists believe Kepler-452b's distance from its sun could mean it has all-important surface water – there's just one snag. It's 1,400 light years away.

[Read more from the Reuters]

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Man and woman, aged 55 and 62, found dead in their home

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office is investigating.

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Walz: COVID-19 guidance for Christmas likely to be similar to Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving featured a ban on social gatherings with non-household members.

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Mall of America is offering a virtual Santa experience this year

People can virtually tour Santa's Candy Cane Institute.

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Annual guide to finding holiday lights displays in MN is released

More than 80 holiday displays are on this year's list.

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Duluth police officer charged in September shooting

The officer, who is a five-year veteran, is charged with two felonies.

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Enbridge gets final approval to start construction on Line 3 replacement

The project has attracted criticism from environmental and tribal groups.

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Is it a 4-team race for the final NFC playoff spot?

The key for Minnesota likely requires winning on the road against two top NFC teams.

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Nov. 30 COVID-19 update: Hospitalizations reach new high mark

There are fewer than 100 staffed ICU beds available in Minnesota.

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