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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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Stevens County may have been hit the hardest by Thursday storms

The entire county was without power after the storms blew through Thursday evening.

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3 killed, 1 critical after trio of crashes in Minnesota Thursday

One person also faces life-threatening injuries in a crash that happened in Olmsted County.

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Mora woman saves pelican caught in fishing line for days

A birthday fishing trip shapes into a heroic tale.

Kelsey Peterson in the documentary, "Move Me."

Doc depicting MN dancer's journey with paralysis debuts at Twin Cities film festival

The film surrounds St. Paul-born Kelsey Peterson, who continues to pursue her passions in dance after being paralyzed from the chest down in 2012.

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Gallery: Rare opportunity to own a home on historic Milwaukee Avenue

All the houses on the avenue front onto a pedestrian mall in south Minneapolis.

US Secretary of Defense COVID vaccine flickr

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, May 13

The next update will be provided Monday.


Minnesota part of the top 2 hurricane force wind events since 2004

Photo above shows the ominous view in Marshall, Minnesota as a dangerous line of storms approached Thursday afternoon.

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DFL efforts to pass abortion, reproductive health bills blocked in Senate

The push to pass a slate of abortion and healthcare-related bills comes after a leaked Supreme Court opinion draft indicated Roe v Wade will be overturned.

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Teen pulled from St. Croix River Thursday dies

The teen was located around 40 minutes after he had gone under water.

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Thursday performances of Runestone! canceled due to COVID cases

This weekend's performances are still going ahead, History Theatre says.