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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for July 29, 2015.

Cincinnati cop charged in killing of unarmed black man

University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing was indicted on Wednesday in the fatal shooting of Samuel DuBose during a traffic stop earlier this month, marking the latest in a series of highly publicized cases involving the deaths of unarmed African-Americans at the hands of officers. The prosecutor called Tensing's alleged actions "senseless."

[Read more from the New York Times]

Plane wreckage new clue in MH370 mystery?

The discovery of a hunk of debris – possibly a portion of a jetliner wing – on an island in the Indian Ocean has led to speculation that it may be from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which mysteriously vanished more than a year ago. [Read more from FOX News]

Taliban leader believed to have died in 2013

Afghanistan intelligence sources say Mullah Mohammad Omar, an enigmatic Taliban leader and the subject of a CIA manhunt, died two years ago. Omar is believed to have led the insurgency against the United States during its occupation of Afghanistan following the September 11 attacks. There are no details on the cause of his death.

[Read more from the Washington Post]

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Mock aircraft cabin.

MSP Airport debuts mock aircraft to help ease flying anxiety

The pre-flight experiences cover the TSA screening procedure, exploring a terminal, boarding a plane and meeting a pilot, and preparing for takeoff.

Scripps National Spelling Bee

These Minnesota kids will be competing at National Spelling Bee

The upcoming event in Maryland will be the first fully in-person Scripps National Spelling Bee since 2019.

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New data shows how omicron has impacted kids in Minnesota

The new data shows breakthrough data during the omicron period, which began Dec. 19, 2021.

Javen Juan Moreno

Albert Lea shooting suspect arrested after 3 weeks on the run

He is accused of shooting a man in the upper thigh on May 1.


Motorcyclist, 59, killed after losing control on right curve

The Harley Davidson rider was thrown from his bike.

state capitol Minnesota

Minnesota's 2022 legislative session: What's happening?

A list of items agreed upon and yet to reach any bipartisan agreement in the latest legislative session.

water drain

Water main break floods 40-45 homes in St. Louis Park

The city says the rupture happened on Minnetonka Boulevard.

Eli Hart

Charges: 6-year-old Eli Hart shot up to 9 times by his mother

The 28-year-old is facing 2nd-degree murder charges.

dave lee wcco radio

Former WCCO Radio host Dave Lee moves into podcasts

His new podcast, called 'My First Concert,' launched last week.

Tow Boat

Tow boat collides with Mississippi River lock and dam in Alma, WI

The crash remains under investigation by the United States Coast Guard.

unsplash school bus

Police: Man in minivan approached kids, claimed he was former principal

Investigators say children were approached by a man in a white minivan who falsely claimed he'd been a local school principal.


Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, May 23

The latest from the state health department.