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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Sept. 24, 2015.

Collision on Seattle bridge kills 4 tourists, others seriously injured

Fire authorities say four people are dead after the collision of a tour bus and an amphibious "duck boat" vehicle on Aurora Bridge near downtown Seattle, Washington, Thursday morning. Twelve were "critically injured." North Seattle College is reporting that the four victims were students in the school's international program.

[Read more from CNN]

Saudi Arabia reeling from deadly stampede

Over 700 people are dead and 863 wounded after a stampede during a Muslim pilgrimage to the holy site of Mecca on Thursday. The Saudi Arabian health minister issued a statement laying blame for the deadly incident on "some pilgrims" who didn't follow the rules and guidelines of the annual mass movement.

[Read more from the New York Times]

Archaeological find could shatter assumptions about people in early Americas

Archeologists dig up skulls all the time, but this one – found in Brazil – was decapitated, and that could mean we've been about 4,000 years off in our estimation of when certain funerary customs began in the Americas. The bizarre arrangement of the 9,000-year-old skull and bones (which belong to a young man) suggest a ritualistic burial. The individual was likely beheaded after he died.

[Read more from the Washington Post]

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Old Navy closes Eagan store

There's another change in store for the popular Eagan strip mall.


Charges: Man shot victim in leg outside a Cowboy Jack's

Corey Ryman allegedly chased another man around a parking lot before shooting him.

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Man shot in both feet after interrupting vehicle break-in in St. Paul

The incident happened just before 10 p.m. Saturday.


Cook County — The cure for cabin fever

Come bask in the quiet of this peaceful winter getaway.

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Missing: Minnesota man last seen in Sioux Falls area

Aaron Pearson, 41, was reported missing on Thursday.

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Protest for Tyre Nichols to be held outside MN Governor’s Mansion

Activists groups say they’ll call on Gov. Tim Walz and the Legislature to implement police reforms.


Minnesota pool contractor banned from industry, must pay $2 million-plus

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison filed suit against Charles Workman and his company, MN Crete Pools, LLC, in August.

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St. Paul man identified as victim of north Minneapolis homicide

The shooting occurred on the 2200 block of Emerson Avenue North on Wednesday.


Two youths seriously injured after being struck by driver in Bloomington

Police say the boy is in a critical condition, while the girl has severe injuries.

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Two men sentenced for carjacking in Rosedale Center parking lot

Leon Kismit Bell, 49, and Jack Mitchell Piche, 23, were sentenced in U.S. District Court on Jan. 20.