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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Sept. 18, 2015.

U.S., Russia to start 'military-to-military' talks over Syria

With Moscow apparently increasing its support of the embattled regime of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday confirmed the U.S. will likely begin military-to-military discussions with Russia. The talks would be aimed at "deconfliction" in the region, which has been mired in a bloody civil war.

[Read more from the New York Times]

Anonymous no more: 'Baby Doe' is identified

Police have confirmed the girl whose body was discovered on a Boston-area beach earlier this year is Bella Bond, previously known to the public only by the name "Baby Doe" and a computer-generated image of her face. Details on the investigation remain scarce, but officials say the girl's mother is in custody.

[Read more from Reuters]

Tourists disrupt endangered sea turtles' egg-laying ritual

Costa Rican authorities say a legion of tourists last weekend prevented sea turtles from coming to shore and laying their eggs, a nesting habit they repeat every year. They're now investigating the incident, during which the tourists reportedly touched the turtles, disturbed their nests, and obstructed them from laying eggs.

[Read more from USA Today]

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Loons game canceled after 2nd player tests positive for COVID-19

They were due to play Sporting Kansas City on Sunday.

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2 killed in head-on crash involving car, dump truck

The crash happened just before 2 p.m. Friday, according to the State Patrol.

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Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Saturday, October 31

Minnesota has surpassed 3,000 new cases on consecutive days.

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Minnesota Football Showcase postponed due to COVID-19

The MFCA All-Star Game will be played in June 2021.

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Here's what President Trump said on his visit to Minnesota

The president targeted Gov. Tim Walz and Keith Ellison at his Minnesota rally.

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Here's what Joe Biden said in Minnesota Friday

Presenting himself as the candidate for a united country, he pledged improvements on affordable healthcare, pandemic relief

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Missed PAT seals Gophers' fate against Maryland

Mohamed Ibrahim tied a school record with four touchdowns, but the Gophers lost in overtime.

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DNR uses a helicopter to more efficiently stock lakes with trout

In the past, the DNR used airplanes to stock remote lakes with fish, but the survival rate of the fish was only 85%.

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Secretary of State explains plans for segregated absentee ballots

Election officials are reminding voters that it's too late to mail in your absentee ballots.

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