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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Oct. 16, 2015.

Jewish holy site set ablaze in West Bank

Israeli officials report the structure said to house the Tomb of the Prophet Joseph has sustained serious damage after it was set on fire by Palestinian protesters on Friday. The incident occurred during strife between Israeli and Palestinians in the West Bank. The Palestinian Authority condemned the protesters' actions.

[Read more from the Washington Post]

NBA, 'Kardashians' star Lamar Odom awake, but still critical after coma

Former Los Angeles Laker Lamar Odom, who was found unconscious in a Las Vegas brothel this week, has reportedly had his breathing tube removed and has even said "a few words." He is conscious, but according to ESPN, is "not out of the woods yet."

[Read more from ESPN News]

Prosthetics breakthrough within reach with new 'artificial skin'

In a development that could help revolutionize prosthetic limbs, scientists are reporting the creation of a plastic-based artificial "skin" that would work in a way similar to human flesh. The material, they say, could have the ability to sense pressure and send "signals" to the brain.

[Read more from ABC News]

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Minneapolis teen charged in carjacking, chase that left 2 dead

Two 16-year-olds died when the SUV they crashed in was split in half.


Minnesota woman who pointed gun at officer sentenced to 10 years in prison

The sheriff's deputy shot the woman multiple times in the incident.


Who left tires all over the road in Forest Lake?

Authorities said they would "love to chat" with the people responsible.


Ex-cop Kueng sentenced to 3½ years in prison in killing of George Floyd

Kueng pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in October.


Effort to support flu-stricken boy who spent his birthday on ventilator

The 10-year-old has been on a ventilator after complications followed.


What's the latest on next week's major snowstorm system?

The storm is coming. It's just a matter of where the biggest snow totals occur.

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Twin Cities radio host Matt McNeil seriously injured in crash

A post on his social media account says he'll recover.

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Marshalls in downtown Minneapolis to close its doors to shoppers

The company confirmed it will be open until mid-January.

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Boys aged 12 and 14 arrested after fleeing police in stolen car

The two boys were charged with felony fleeing in a motor vehicle and receiving stolen property.


Heavy snow brings multiple crashes to southern Minnesota roads

The snowfall is expected to end sometime Friday morning.

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Edina pizza joint quietly closes after 38 years

The restaurant was located at 5125 Edina Industrial Blvd.