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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Aug. 24, 2015.

Roller coaster day on Wall Street

In an unprecedented drop Monday morning, the stock market plummeted nearly 1,100 points amid financial jitters over the strength of the Chinese economy. The market rallied somewhat later in the day, however. The drop came a couple weeks after China devalued the yuan.

[Read more from NBC News]

With new deal, all quite on Korean DMZ

Just days after trading artillery fire with one another, North and South Korea have reached a deal to ease hostilities along their shared border. Under the agreement, the North will apologize for its military buildup, and the South will cease blasting "propaganda" across the DMZ with loudspeakers.

[Read more from CNN]

Family members, victims testify at theater shooter's sentencing hearing

In testimony that began Monday, family members of those killed in the 2012 Colorado theater shooting shared their statements with the court, calling convicted gunman James Holmes things like "monster" as they spoke of how his crime impacted their lives. The formal sentencing hearing, which will ultimately see the 27-year-old sentenced to life in prison, will last three days.

[Read more from Reuters]

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Minneapolis teen charged in carjacking, chase that left 2 dead

Two 16-year-olds died when the SUV they crashed in was split in half.


Minnesota woman who pointed gun at officer sentenced to 10 years in prison

The sheriff's deputy shot the woman multiple times in the incident.


Who left tires all over the road in Forest Lake?

Authorities said they would "love to chat" with the people responsible.


Ex-cop Kueng sentenced to 3½ years in prison in killing of George Floyd

Kueng pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in October.


Effort to support flu-stricken boy who spent his birthday on ventilator

The 10-year-old has been on a ventilator after complications followed.


What's the latest on next week's major snowstorm system?

The storm is coming. It's just a matter of where the biggest snow totals occur.

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Twin Cities radio host Matt McNeil seriously injured in crash

A post on his social media account says he'll recover.

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Marshalls in downtown Minneapolis to close its doors to shoppers

The company confirmed it will be open until mid-January.

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Boys aged 12 and 14 arrested after fleeing police in stolen car

The two boys were charged with felony fleeing in a motor vehicle and receiving stolen property.


Heavy snow brings multiple crashes to southern Minnesota roads

The snowfall is expected to end sometime Friday morning.

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Edina pizza joint quietly closes after 38 years

The restaurant was located at 5125 Edina Industrial Blvd.