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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Sept. 28, 2015.

Scientists: There's flowing water on Mars

Scientists have found evidence of flowing water on Mars, suggesting the possibility that the planet can currently sustain microbial life. NASA officials say the presence of liquid water could aid in future human missions to the red planet.

[Read more from Reuters]

Obama, Putin trade jabs at United Nations meeting

U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin made thinly veiled criticisms of each other during separate addresses on the Syrian conflict in front of the U.N. General Assembly Monday. They accused each other of intervening in the region's affairs at the cost of international stability. They were scheduled for a one-on-one sit-down the same day.

[Read more from the Washington Post]

House Majority Leader to run for Boehner's seat

Just three days after House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced his resignation from Congress, Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has made clear his intentions to take over for the speaker when he steps down next month. In a letter released Monday, the California congressman vowed to "fight for our conservative principles," something Boehner's GOP colleagues frequently accused him of not doing.

[Read more from NPR]

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Reward to find person who left kittens to die in freezing WI cold

The cats were thrown from a vehicle, according to a witness.

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Charges: Man led police on multi-city pursuit in stolen Metro Mobility bus

The bus had been left unattended with the keys inside when it was stolen.

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Charges: Man fatally shot mother of his child during argument

Officers found her on the ground outside the couple's home.


Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, January 26

More than 15,000 new cases in today's update.

Kwesi Adofo-Mensah

The biggest personnel decisions facing the new GM

Kwesi Adofo-Mensah has some tricky personnel decisions coming up in the near future

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What to know about new Vikings GM Kwesi Adofo-Mensah

The former Wall Street trader is an analytics guru who appreciates collaboration.

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Southwest LRT may cost $210M more, take 3 years longer to build

The Met Council is proposing a settlement with one of its contractors due to disputes over construction changes.

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Spielman: 'That head coach has to have a relationship with that QB'

"I think the No. 1 thing you’re looking for is that head coach has to have a relationship with that quarterback."

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Gallery: France 44 to build two-story addition, rooftop patio

The Minneapolis liquor store and cheese shop is stepping up its events and class offerings.