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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Aug. 4, 2015.

Vermont father and daughter killed in circus tent collapse

The 41-year old man and his 8-year-old daughter were inside the tent at a New Hampshire circus performance when the structure came down during a storm.

[Read more from CBS News]

Newtown, Mass. school shooting lawsuit settled

The families of 16 victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting will receive about $94,000 each to settle two lawsuits against the estate of the shooter's mother, Nancy Lanza.

[Read more from the Hartford Courant]

Russia renews claim for contentious Arctic regions

Russia has renewed its efforts to get the United Nations to recognize 463,000 square miles of the Arctic shelf that it lays claim to. Surrounding countries, including the U.S. and Canada, object.

[Read more from the BBC]

Battle of the sexes, office version: AC is set for men

New research says climate-control systems are designed to account for the amount of body heat given off by the average man — explaining why so many women complain of being too cold at work.

[Read more from USA Today]

Another celebrity breakup - Miss Piggy and Kermit are splitsville

First Ben and Jennifer. Then Blake and Miranda and Gwen and Gavin. Now the biggest breakup of all: Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog are splitting up after nearly 40 years.

[Read more from Newsweek]

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2 killed in broad daylight drive-by shooting in Robbinsdale

The identities of the victims have not been released.

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Road deaths involving unbelted people rose again in 2021

This is the second year in a row that the number has gone up.

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Hennepin Co. Sheriff Dave Hutchinson on paid leave for health reasons

The sheriff, who was recently convicted of drunk-driving, is set to stand down later this year.

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Flooding expected to worsen in MN's Arrowhead region

Hundreds of private homes are at-risk in northern St. Louis County.

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St. Paul police: Kids in stolen car rammed squad, hid in porta-potty

The incident sent the Minnesota Capitol into a brief lockdown.


Watch: Storm updates after heavy hail slams Twin Cities

Sven Sundgaard is providing an update after Thursday's flash hail storm.

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MN GOP apologizes over antisemitic sequence in candidate's campaign video

Party leader says candidate didn't know the imagery perpetuated an antisemitic trope.

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Tornado, severe thunderstorm watches issued in Minnesota

In addition to possible tornadoes, there is a threat for damaging winds and very large hail.

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High prices, stiff competition putting off homebuyers in Twin Cities

Prices continue to rise in the metro, but there are signs of buyer fatigue.

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Series of explosions at manufacturing plant injures 6 in Wisconsin

The blast rocked the Wisconsin town just before 7:45 a.m.

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Medford man dies in Le Sueur County crash

The 49-year-old was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

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MN researcher part of team behind 'revolutionary' discovery of ancient tooth in Laos

The molar found in a remote cave is believed to have belonged to a Denisovan girl who lived 164,000-130,000 years ago.