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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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Man with Parkinson's lights up Plymouth with synchronized light show

"The best medicine I have for my disease is what I try to do with the light show," Mike Justak said.

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Watch: Drunk squirrel in Minnesota captures the world's attention

The squirrel was immediately cut off after nearly tipping over.

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Small town gym refusing to close facing lawsuit from attorney general

The gym is facing a lawsuit and a temporary restraining order to halt their operations.

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Money Gal Coaching: Bouncing back after living your best life

Kelly Blodgett started Money Gal Coaching after paying down nearly $50K in debt in 18 months.

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When do stores open on Black Friday this year?

Many major retailers will be open Black Friday, some for extended hours.

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Man found dead outside home near Cass Lake

The man was reportedly shot outside the property.

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Gov. Walz announces $1M in grants to boost Minnesota tourism

The money will be used for marketing efforts to attract people to Minnesota's hard-hit tourist spots.

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Nov. 25 COVID-19 update: 72 deaths ties Minnesota's single-day high

A COVID-19 update will not be provided on Thanksgiving Day.

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Revival to open its fourth Twin Cities location

The fried chicken and smoked meat maestros are moving to St. Louis Park.

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