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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Oct. 20, 2015.

Liberal Trudeau sweeps his way to Canada's top job

Liberal Justin Trudeau has won the race to become Canada's next prime minister, routing incumbent Conservative Stephen Harper in Monday's election. Among his election promises were pushing for the legalization of marijuana, and dropping out of the U.S.-led bombing of the Islamic State.

[Read more from the New York Times]

Dog origins traced to Asia

One of the most comprehensive genetic surveys yet has determined that the world's dogs can trace their origins to Central Asia. The study led by Cornell University found that today's dogs originally derive from wild wolves that were tamed and introduced into human hunting groups, probably in Mongolia or Nepal.

[Read more from BBC News]

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Slovenia requests extra police to stem refugee flow

Slovenia has asked the European Union to send additional police forces to its border with Croatia to help stem the flow of refugees and migrants fleeing conflict in the Middle East across their borders. About 19,500 have entered the tiny country since Friday as they seek a way into Austria and other western European nations.

[Read more from Reuters]

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Severe thunderstorm watch issued for central MN, part of Twin Cities

A line of storms is making its way across the state.

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DNR orders Enbridge to pay $3.32M over Line 3 environmental violations

The pipeline company breached a groundwater aquifer, causing water to flow uncontrolled into a trench.

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Eric Kendricks misses practice, lands on injury report

The star linebacker headlines a lengthy list ahead of Week 2.

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3 Twin Cities counties reach 16+ vaccination rate of 80%

More than 8 in 10 residents of that age group have gotten at least one dose.

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New Burlington location opens in Minneapolis Friday

To celebrate, the company is donating $50K to a neighborhood group and nearby school.

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Top Ten Liquors plans another Twin Cities location

The high-end wine bar and grocery space would take over a former Champps.

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Teen charged with fatal shooting of 12-year-old London Bean

A warrant has been issued for the 18-year-old's arrest.

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Wild announce national TV broadcast schedule

The Wild will have 13 games nationally televised this season

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St. Paul's Suni Lee named to Time's list of 100 Most Influential People

Lee won three medals at the Tokyo Olympics, including an all-around gold.

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1 arrested in quadruple killing, with 'armed and dangerous' suspect at large

The four victims were found in an abandoned SUV in rural Wisconsin.

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Rape, incest suspect from Indiana is caught in St. Cloud

The 40-year-old was found in an apartment building.

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MN rep calls upholding of TX abortion law 'great news for America'

Rep. Tim Miller also outlined a new abortion-related bill he plans to introduce.

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