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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Oct. 22, 2015.

Clinton testifies on Benghazi

Amid her run for the White House, Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton on Thursday testified before a U.S. House committee on the Benghazi terrorist attack in 2012, when she was secretary of state. In a testimony that became emotional at times, Republicans grilled Clinton on her handling of the assault that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and other Americans.

[Read more from CNN]

American rescuer killed in Iraq hostage operation

The Pentagon is reporting that a U.S. armed services member was killed Thursday during the rescue of 70 hostages facing "imminent mass execution" by Islamic State forces. However, the combined effort of U.S. special forces and Iraqi military units freed the northern Iraqi prisoners. The unidentified service member is the first American killed in the U.S. campaign against ISIS.

[Read more from ABC News]

Woman who has nose for Parkinson's may revolutionize diagnosis

Based on a woman's seemingly extraordinary sense of smell, scientists are working on a new and simpler method for diagnosing Parkinson's Disease. Joy Milne is said to have smelled a subtle change in her husband's scent before his eventual diagnosis with the illness. Subsequent testing suggested the apparent talent wasn't a fluke. The new "swab" test would detect signs of Parkinson's in chemicals on the skin.

[Read more from UPI]

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ValleySCARE returns this Saturday with new attractions

It's the first time the Shakopee park has been open for the Halloween-themed attractions since 2019.

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Mary Moriarty, former chief public defender, is running for Hennepin County Attorney

Current county attorney Mike Freeman isn't seeking re-election.

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Dog home safe after car he was in was stolen in Richfield

Vic walked up to a man in a St. Paul park and was then reunited with his family.

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Man shot after argument turns physical in downtown St. Cloud

Police are investigating whether the shooting is connected to two other incidents in the city.

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93-year-old motorcyclist dies in crash in west-central Minnesota

The crash happened around 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Glenwood.

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Vikings come from behind for resounding win over Seattle

Kirk Cousins was lights out and Alexander Mattison didn't a miss a beat in place of Dalvin Cook.

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One and done: Lynx season ends with playoff loss to Chicago

Minnesota was faced with a one-and-done situation despite owning the league's third-best record.

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Vikings: Dalvin Cook is OUT of Seahawks game

The star running back hasn't recovered from an ankle injury.

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