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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for April 23, 2015.

U.S. drone strike killed American, Italian al Qaeda hostages

President Obama has issued an apology it was revealed that a U.S. drone strike targeting an al Qaeda compound in Pakistan in January killed an American and an Italian who had been held hostage for years.

[Read more from Reuters]

Lynch confirmed as U.S. attorney general

After a lengthy confirmation delay, the U.S. Senate today approved Loretta E. Lynch to be the new attorney general – the first African-American woman to hold the position.

[Read more from the New York Times]

Petraeus gets probation, fine for classified leak

Gen. David Petraeus, who oversaw U.S. operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and was the former director of the CIA, has been sentenced to serve two years of probation and pay a $100,000 fine for sharing classified information with his biographer and lover, Paula Broadwell.

[Read more from CNN]

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Minneapolis, Hennepin County spending $1M on barricades, fencing for Chauvin trial

Minneapolis hopes to be reimbursed for fortification costs by the state if it passes the proposed SAFE Account.

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Police: 3 Minnesotans made fake report to divert SD police away drug investigation

Three people from Detroit Lakes are facing charges, with two of the men involved accused of making a false report of gunmen entering a local business.

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HealthPartners opens drive-up COVID vaccine site

The healthcare provider says it's the first drive-up vaccination site in the state.

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Appeals court: Judge must reconsider third-degree murder charge against Chauvin

The appeals court's recent decision on a different officer-involved shooting case is precedent, it said.

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New data reveals Minnesotans getting COVID vaccines are disproportionately white

The Minnesota Department of Health revealed race and ethnicity vaccine data on Friday.

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Charges: Trail of Terror supervisor sexually assaulted 3 teenage employees

Bryan Ellinger was arrested in January accused of raping a 15-year-old employee. Two more women have come forward accusing him of sexually assaulted them as teens.

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Donations flood in for N. Minneapolis teen who penned Star Tribune column

Marcus Hunter gained recognition for writing about his experience as a Black teen in North Minneapolis following the police killing of George Floyd.

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Fatal crash victim identified as newlywed from Buffalo

Whitney Nelson died after a two-vehicle crash near Glencoe Tuesday.

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Roy Wilkins Auditorium to become MN's 5th large-scale vaccination site

Gov. Tim Walz is holding a media call Friday amid the release of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

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