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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Aug. 5, 2015.

Suspected gunman killed after attack in Tennessee theater

Just weeks after a deadly theater shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana, a man wielding a hatchet, pepper spray and a gun was killed by police after attacking patrons at a cinema near Nashville, Tennessee. There were some injuries, but no one was killed.

[Read more from CNN]

Malaysia: Debris is from vanished MH370

Malaysia's prime minister has confirmed that a Boeing 777 wing fragment found on a remote Indian Ocean island last week is from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. The jetliner mysteriously disappeared while in flight last year.

[Read more from the Washington Post]

Top Republican senator's longtime aide indicted

It sounds like something out of Netflix's "House of Cards," but on the real Capitol Hill, it's led to serious charges for a longtime political operative. Jesse Benton, a veteran aide to Republican Rand Paul – Kentucky senator and presidential candidate – was indicted with two others Wednesday in an alleged scheme to arrange bribes for a key political endorsement.

[Read more from the Wall Street Journal]

'Hoverboard' flying high in headlines

A promo video showing a Lexus "hoverboard" in action on ramps and over water grabbed plenty of headlines Wednesday, drawing comparisons to a classic scene from the "Back to the Future" film series – which happened to be set in 2015. The nifty board is technologically a long way off from the model Marty McFly shredded on, however.

[Read more from WIRED]

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Sartell woman, 94, killed in collision with semi-truck

The crash happened in Haven Township near St. Cloud.

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Explosion reported near Hastings; man airlifted to hospital

Authorities say the victim has serious injuries.

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School faces uncertain future after land sold to Catholic nonprofit

The school near Marine on St. Croix sits on land that's just been sold.


Boy suffers 'life-threatening' injuries in car-bike collision in Minneapolis

Police said the driver is cooperating with the investigation.

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Man dies from gunshot wounds after Minneapolis shooting

The death marked the 69th homicide of the year in the city.


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Charges: Houston men robbed Edina bank of $110,000

A third suspect has not yet been identified.