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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Aug. 10, 2015.

State of emergency in Ferguson, Mo., after shooting during protests

Gunfire erupted Sunday night as events marking Michael Brown's shooting death were winding down; a man who police say exchanged fire with them ended up in the hospital. Police say the man was not part of the weekend's rallies, which have been peaceful.

[Read more from NPR]

Pollution in Colorado river more extensive than thought

The federal government now says more than three million gallons of polluted water were spilled into the Animas River in Colorado from an abandoned gold mine. The contamination turned the river mustard yellow.

[Read more from CNN]

Google is restructuring under a new company called Alphabet

Google is changing its corporate structure to reflect that it has essentially become a holding company with a disparate collection of businesses that deal in everything from drones to pharmaceuticals to venture capital.

[Read more from the New York Times]

Record number of migrants swarm Greek islands to reach Europe

An exodus of Syrians and Afghans fleeing conflict in their home countries has escalated the Mediterranean migration crisis to record numbers, with the Greek coast guard picking up more than 1,400 refugees from the sea in the past three days.

[Read more from the Los Angeles Times]

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With KAT out, Timberwolves can't upset Nets

D'Angelo Russell stepped up but couldn't overcome Brooklyn's firepower.

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Everson Griffen confirms he has bipolar disorder

"I’ve been running from it a long time. I’m not ashamed of it anymore.”

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St. Cloud suspect now charged in two local murder cases

Both murders happened within a day of each other in June.

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Twin Cities police ask for help finding missing 16-year-old

Police say all her family and friends have been contacted, and none of them know where she is.

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MPD releases photos of shooting suspect, asks for public's help

The man is wanted in connection with a fatal shooting that happened Wednesday evening.

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Support grows for Redmon's Popcorn after shop's sudden closure

The county also commented on the situation, saying it hopes to help owner Zack Redmon.

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Prior Lake HS investigating another 'racist' video involving student

The principal said the social media video was reported to them this week.

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Walz: Minnesota has secured 1 million rapid, at-home COVID tests for kids

It comes as the delta variant continues to surge in Minnesota, and the omicron variant might follow.

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Forest Service limiting permits to BWCAW due to damage, overcrowding

Visitors have been cutting down trees and have been forced to compete for campsites.

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Lockdown update: Armed man threatened to go to Kimball High School

A high school and elementary school near St. Cloud went into lockdown as a precaution.

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People in Chaska are flushing the wrong crap down the toilet

Water and sewer crews in Chaska have had to clean the same pump four times in the past seven days.

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