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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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Report: Ryan Poles is Vikings' 'top choice' for general manager

Poles was one of two finalists revealed on Friday.

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Willis carries shorthanded Gophers to beat Rutgers

The senior scored a career-high 32 points to end a four-game losing streak.


Charges: St. Paul man had sexual contact 'multiple times' with 12-year-old girl

Marcus Steichen, 21, is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

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Charges: Mom killed infant son just weeks after getting him back from foster care

The 10-month-old died in her care in Brooklyn Park last April.

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Arrests made following fentanyl bust in St. Cloud

Authorities searched two St. Cloud apartments Friday morning.

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Minnesota's 'frozen potato freeway' closure attracts plenty of comment

It was, let's face it, a very Minnesotan reason for a freeway closure.

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U of M fraternity raises money for chef's knee surgery

The GoFundMe has raised around $1,700 of its $5,000 goal.

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7 restaurant, bar groups sue Minneapolis over dining vaccine mandate

"Minneapolis bars and restaurants are being used as pawns..." the lawsuit said.

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Woman fatally shot in St. Paul's North End neighborhood

It's the fourth homicide so far this year in St. Paul.


Wild flip the script, dominate Blackhawks

Ryan Hartman scored twice to earn the first game of a back-to-back.

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Hopkins suffers rare loss to No. 1 ranked Sidwell Friends

The Royals held their own in a battle of the nation's best.

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Charges: 2 teens responsible for violent carjacking spree across Twin Cities

They face a combined 31 felony counts, all tied to carjackings and related crimes.