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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for July 28, 2015.

Remains of early U.S. colonists found

Scientists say they have identified the remains of four men who were among the early leaders of Virginia's Jamestown settlement, the first successful British colony that gave rise to modern day America.

[Read more from the BBC]

Prison worker guilty of helping murderers escape

Prison worker Joyce Mitchell has pleaded guilty to one felony and one misdemeanor charge for helping two convicted murderers escape from a maximum security prison in upstate New York last month. The 51-year-old faces seven years in prison.

[Read more from Reuters]

World's oldest giant panda turns 37

The panda recognized as the world's oldest ever and oldest living giant panda has celebrated her 37th birthday. Jia Jia marked her birthday with a vegetable ice cake and bamboo at her home in Hong Kong Ocean Park.

[Read more from NBC News]

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Ex-South St. Paul coach dies by suicide 2 days before sentencing

Matthew McCollister was to be sentenced for fraud in federal court on Wednesday.

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Minnesota 'glampground' named one of 10 best in U.S.

In Nevis, Minnesota, campers can stay in a refurbished 1905 train car.

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Two men charged over terrifying armed robbery at Newport apartment

They shot the woman who lives in the apartment in the abdomen, and put a gun to a man's head.

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Minneapolis 2-year-old identified in suspicious death case

The cause of death has not yet been revealed due to an ongoing investigation.

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Victim of wrong-way driver crash ID'd as Hutchinson 19-year-old

Three women, ages 19, 20 and 20, were in the vehicle struck by a wrong-way driver early Sunday morning.

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Eli Hart killing: Police investigating multiple crime scenes

An announcement Tuesday confirmed potential crime scenes in Mound and Minnetrista.

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Twin Cities mental health workers gather for 1-day strike

More than 400 mental health workers are participating in the unionized strike on Tuesday.

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HAZMAT team at Bloomington hotel following chemical spill in pool

The fire department said two hotel employees are being evaluated by paramedics.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities gets $6M of Mackenzie Scott donation

The donation is the largest the organization has ever seen from a single individual.

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Minneapolis accused of backtracking on 24/7 bus lanes for Hennepin Ave.

The Minneapolis City Council is set to vote on Thursday.

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Duluth brings back masking in city buildings amid COVID surge

Duluth, in one of the state's current COVID hotspots, has brought back a mask requirement in city buildings.

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