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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Sept. 4, 2015.

Middle-eastern refugees head for Austrian border, fate uncertain

Hoping to ease an ongoing immigration crisis, the Hungarian government has offered to transport to the Austrian border hundreds of migrants from war-torn Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. The refugees hope for asylum in Austria, but it is not yet clear whether the country will let them in.

[Read more from the New York Times]

Rowan County, Kentucky, now issuing gay marriage licenses

A same-sex couple who had made several unsuccessful attempts to obtain a marriage license from the office of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis was finally issued their license on Friday, while Davis remained in jail for having violated court orders. Davis' defense team plans to fight the ruling that declared her in contempt of court.

[Read more from MSNBC]

Out of the blue: Beijing smog strikes back

A brief reprieve from the suffocating smog now common to Beijing, China, is over. The country had ordered factories temporarily shuttered and millions of cars off the road to clear the skies ahead of a massive World War II-themed celebration – and it worked, at least for a while. On Friday morning, the blue skies were once again covered by the signature gray smog.

[Read more from USA Today]

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Heavy snow brings multiple crashes to southern Minnesota roads

The snowfall is expected to end sometime Friday morning.

Cheetah Pizza

Edina pizza joint quietly closes after 38 years

The restaurant was located at 5125 Edina Industrial Blvd.


Internet providers to get $100M to expand coverage across Minnesota

Gov. Tim Walz says it's the largest single investment in broadband infrastructure in the state's history.

Forest Lake High School

Charges: Man left knife tucked in bathroom stall inside high school

The 42-year-old entered the bathroom Tuesday morning and left 15 minutes later.


Twin Cities liquor store worker offers shoes off her feet to unhoused man

The man asked for boxes to use as makeshift shoes before the woman offered hers.

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St. Paul PD releases footage showing fatal police shooting of Howard Johnson

The 24-year-old died after being shot by a St. Paul officer Monday night.


22 dogs taken in by Animal Humane Society from shuttered breeder

The dogs were taken in after a report stated there were too many on a single property.


Latest on the 2 snowstorms set to impact Minnesota

The first arrives Thursday night into Friday before a bigger system comes next week.