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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Aug. 11, 2015.

EPA head 'absolutely deeply sorry' for toxic river spill

Just days after Environmental Protection Agency cleanup workers inadvertently released three million gallons of toxic sludge into a multi-state river system, agency chief Gina McCarthy issued an apology for the spill. On Monday, the governors of Colorado and New Mexico declare emergencies over the gold mine breach.

[Read more from Wall Street Journal]

State of emergency, arrests continue in Ferguson, Missouri

In the wake of a shooting and other violence during demonstrations honoring the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen, a year ago, roughly 150 people have been arrested. The state of emergency declared by St. Louis County on Monday remains in effect.

[Read more from Reuters]

'Missile parts' from Ukraine jetliner crash under microscope

Officials in the Netherlands are now turning to recovered missile fragments as they investigate who perpetrated the suspected attack that took down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. All 298 people aboard the jet died when the plane went down in Eastern Ukraine.

[Read more from the New York Times]

Scientists: Universe undergoing 'slow death'

A team of international researchers say evidence from powerful microscopes shows that the energy output from about 200,000 galaxies is decreasing, as star formation and light slowly begins to wane. Don't worry, though – the predicted "end" of the universe is an unimaginably long time (about a 100 billion years from now) away.

[Read more from the Washington Post]

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Vikings will face Everson Griffen twice after trade to Lions

The former Vikings star was traded to Detroit for a fifth-round pick.

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WCCO Radio's Jordana Green diagnosed with leukemia

"I got this," Green wrote on her Facebook page.

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Minnesota-based Crisp & Green adds 20 locations in four states

The four-year-old local business says it's going national

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Fair-inspired entertainment venue opening at Mall of America

Fair on 4 will feature axe throwing, go carts and more.

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Canceled: The Halloween bar crawl that no bars knew about

The dubiously organized event was planned for this weekend in Minneapolis.

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St. Cloud gets Minnesota's 6th COVID-19 saliva testing site

Four more sites are expected to open in the Twin Cities in the coming weeks.

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Part of Burnsville Center is being auctioned off

More than 500,000 square feet of the mall is being auctioned off.

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Elections 2020: Control of Minnesota's divided Legislature is up for grabs

Redistricting and responding to COVID-19 are among the issues the new legislature will have to deal with.

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Rochester woman found dead in the snow after leaving senior residence

The woman left the senior living center around 2:30 a.m. Monday.

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Investigation: Sprinklers could have saved 5 killed in Minneapolis high-rise fire

The deadly fire broke out at the Cedar-Riverside apartment block last November.

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Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, October 27

Hospitalizations continue to rise quickly in Minnesota.

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