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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Sept. 9, 2015.

Davis supporters call for firing of 'cowardly clerks' who issued gay marriage licenses

Attorneys for Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses and was jailed on contempt of court, haven't said whether she'll fire any of the deputy clerks who granted the permits while she was behind bars. Her supporters have called for their termination. Davis was freed from jail on Tuesday.

[Read more from Reuters]

E.U. wants member states to bear the brunt of refugee crisis

In a Wednesday speech, European Union President Jean-Claude Juncker called on member nations to take on hundreds of thousands of refugees from war-torn Middle-Eastern countries. Greece, Hungary and Italy have been struggling with the sudden influx of migrants.

[Read more from USA Today]

Supersized iPad among Apple's new releases

Apple introduced to the world on Wednesday a new line of consumer devices, including a revamped iPhone that CEO Timothy D. Cook called "the most advanced smartphone in the world." Also among the products is a new Apple TV and a much larger iPad, which is aimed at offering users a more serious computing experience.

[Read more from The New York Times]

Queen Elizabeth becomes Britain's longest-reigning monarch

No one's been on the British throne longer than Queen Elizabeth II, who assumed the crown when she was 25-years-old in 1952 and has reigned for 63 years and 216 days. Though she's beaten the record of the previous longest-serving monarch – Queen Victoria, her great-great-grandmother – Elizabeth celebrated Wednesday's milestone with little fanfare.

[Read more from CNN]

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Ant ejected, Wolves blow huge lead and lose to slumping Hawks

The Timberwolves missed another opportunity to get over .500.

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NHL announces make-up dates for Wild postponements

The Wild will play 40 games in the final 77 days of the regular season.

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Group says Mayo should be 'severely punished' over research puppy's death

The puppy died two days after undergoing a procedure at a Mayo research facility.

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Charges: Man kidnapped woman, sexually assaulted her at gunpoint

The suspect faces three separate felony charges.

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St. Cloud 'Boogaloo Boi' who discussed attack on MN Capitol gets 2 years

He was charged with illegally possessing a machine gun.

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Gophers add All-Ivy League D-tackle from Harvard

Chris Smith will be eligible immediately as a graduate transfer.

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High school basketball team returns from game to find bus driver dead

Members of the girls team returned to the bus to find the driver unresponsive.

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Minnesota AG sues COVID testing site, alleging it sent false results

Sometimes the company didn't send people their results at all, the lawsuit alleges.

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UnitedHealth Group says it made $287B last year, $24B of it profit

The corporation's Optum business represented a significant chunk of that total.


Omicron may have already peaked in Minnesota

Reported cases lag what's happening in real time, so the newly reported cases over the next week or so will still be very high.

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MnDOT reveals 50 snowplow name finalists

Voting is open through Wednesday, Jan. 26.