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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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Zuccarello scores twice, Wild win third straight

A team effort helped Minnesota dispatch the Ducks.

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State lawmaker Tou Xiong apologizes after driving under the influence

The state representative was pulled over on the night of Jan. 8.

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Duluth hospital requiring visitors to show vax proof, neg. test

The health care system is also tightening visitor guidelines.

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Ridgeview halting urgent care at a Twin Cities site 'until further notice'

The organization cited "growing emergency medical needs" at the facility.

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Charges: MN high school counselor sexually assaulted student

The 16-year-old victim had regularly gone to him for academic help and other support, authorities say.

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Proctor investigation: Senior charged with sexually assaulting teammate

The criminal charges come after a monthslong review of the allegations.

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Ordway will require vaccinated audience members also be boosted

If someone has not gotten a booster shot, they will have to show a negative COVID test.

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U of M to require vaccine or negative test proof for large events

The policy doesn't go into effect until late-January.

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Man indicted for first-degree murder in ex-wife's death

He's accused of killing her days after she remarried.

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Crashes, spinouts piling up as snow blankets southern MN

Snow is expected to continue throughout the day.