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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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Armed robbery suspect sought in two south metro investigations

The incidents took place at credit unions in Savage and Apple Valley.


Former Twin Cities plastic surgeon charged with sex crimes

Christopher Kovanda is accused of inappropriately touching woman under the guise of providing medical care.

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Minnesota man accused of murder in Chicago is arrested in Alabama

A 26-year-old man from a small town on the Iowa border is accused of murdering a Greyhound bus employee.


Support for Shakopee Public Schools employee diagnosed with cancer

The media specialist has been transitioned to hospice care recently.


Big November snowstorms uncommon in MN, but snowfall is increasing

This week's 8.4 inches at MSP Airport was one of the biggest November storms in the Twin Cities since 1991.


Minnesota nurses take vote on whether to hold second strike

The results will be determined Wednesday night.

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OCD, irritable bowel syndrome added to MN's medical marijuana list

They are the two latest qualifying medical conditions for Minnesota's marijuana program.

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Fundraiser created for family-owned Cô Tu' Oriental Cuisine after shooting

Support from the community will go towards medical expenses and overhead costs for the restaurant.

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Police: Minnesota murder suspect arrested in Texas

Erica Roberts has been on the run since March.


Jackknifed semis close I-35 northbound near Faribault

There are icy conditions across Minnesota

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Red Lake man gets 12 years for murder of his cousin

Charges state the man beat the victim with a metal cabinet and its drawers.