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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Aug. 21, 2015.

U.S. Marines foil gunman on Amsterdam-Paris train

French media is reporting that two Americans, believed to be U.S. Marines, subdued a heavily-armed gunman who opened fire on passengers on a train between Paris and Amsterdam, injuring three people.

[Read more from the BBC]

Stock markets plunge on fears over Chinese economy

It was a brutal end to the week on Wall Street as the Dow Jones closed down 530 points, the ninth-biggest point decline in its history, amid investors' concerns about the impact of the ongoing slowdown in the Chinese economy.

[Read more from NBC News]


Rome outraged by mafia don's lavish funeral

Romans have been left "aghast" at the "Hollywood-style" funeral for mafia don Vittorio Casamonica, whose clan has been accused of racketeering, extortion and usury. His coffin was pulled by six black horses in a black-and-gold carriage as music from The Godfather played outside the church in Rome, and at one point a low flying helicopters dropped rose petals on the crowd below.

[Read more from The Guardian]

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

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

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Former WCCO Radio host Dave Lee moves into podcasts

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

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

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

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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.

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Police: 2 people shot, 1 fatally over the weekend in La Crosse

Officers arrived to the scene and found one person suffering multiple gunshot wounds.

Bear killed after it attacked couple in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin couple fight, kill bear that broke into their home

The incident happened last week in north-central Wisconsin.

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Urban Outfitters store in Uptown to close

A number of national chains have departed Uptown in recent years.

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USS Minneapolis-St. Paul officially launched in Duluth ceremony

It's the first U.S. Navy ship to be commissioned in Minnesota.

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North High principal Mauri Friestleben returning to finish year

The principal said Friday she had been fired from her role over her support of a student protest.


One dead, two injured in wrong-way crash on Hwy. 169

The crash occurred on Highway 169 early Sunday morning.

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Man fatally shot overnight in north Minneapolis

The shooting was reported around 2:20 a.m.