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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Aug. 31, 2015.

Details on killing of Texas deputy emerge in court

New details about the killing of Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth came to light Monday during Shannon J. Miles's court appearance. Prosecutors said Miles snuck up behind the deputy at a gas station and "unloaded" his pistol into the victim. Miles looked "disoriented" during court proceedings and did not enter a plea.

[Read more from ABC News]

Mom charged with murdering twins wanted them to 'be at peace'

Court documents say Mireya Alejandra Lopez, the 22-year-old Phoenix, Arizona, mom who admitted to drowning her 2-year-old twin sons, told police she killed the boys "because nobody loved them and nobody loved her." Lopez has apparently been known to suffer from a number of mental health issues.

[Read more from the Washington Post]

Scientists have melty ice cream licked

If there's any drawback to ice cream, it's that you sometimes have to lick faster than your frozen treat melts – especially on a summer day. But researchers at two Scottish universities have announced a new recipe that could make drippy ice cream a thing of the past, which includes a "naturally occurring protein" that allows it to hold up longer in warmer temperatures.

[Read more from Discovery]

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Twin Cities authorities preparing for community reaction to Tyre Nichols video

The ATF division in St. Paul sent out an alert out of "an abundance of caution."

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Changes at K102's Chris Carr & Company, with Sam Sansevere joining as co-host

She is the daughter of former KQRS morning show personality Bob Sansevere.

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Minneapolis' Royal Foundry Craft Spirits announces closure

The distillery set out to infuse the Minneapolis craft cocktail scene with British flavor.


Shutterfly to cut almost 100 jobs at Shakopee facility

The layoffs are expected to impact multiple positions within the company.


Mill City Museum in the running to be named best history museum in the U.S.

The museum offers scenic views of the Mississippi River.


Man charged with attempted murder of White Bear Lake police officer

Daniel Holmgren Jr., 33, was being served an arrest warrant at the time of the incident.


Gallery: 1,000-acre Wisconsin resort listed for nearly $4.3M

The lush landscape features a creek and private lake.

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Alert after Woodbury students approached by strangers asking if they want candy

Valley Crossing Elementary School urged parents to go over safety information with their children in response to the incident.

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North St. Paul basketball cancels Eden Prairie game after opposing coach's reinstatement

Head Coach Cornelius Gilleylen said he let his players decide amongst themselves.

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These are the nominees for 2023 Minnesota Teacher of the Year

Education Minnesota has nominated 131 teachers from across the state.


Cities prepare for release of footage showing Tyre Nichols' fatal arrest by Memphis PD

Minneapolis Police Chief Brian O'Hara issued a statement on the incident Thursday.