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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Oct. 23, 2015.

Record-breaking hurricane coming for Mexico

Described as the most powerful hurricane recorded in the Western Hemisphere, "Patricia" is bearing down on the southwest Pacific coast of Mexico. The county's government declared a state of emergency Friday as coastal areas braced themselves for the storm, which has reached a speed of 200 miles per hour.

[Read more from the New York Times]

House Republicans score win against Obamacare and Planned Parenthood

The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed a measure that would repeal parts of President Obama's Affordable Care Act, including funding for the embattled Planned Parenthood. However, the legislation is now headed to a Democrat-conrolled Senate, and the president would likely veto it if passed.

[Read more from FOX News]

U.S. names American soldier killed in Iraq rescue

Pentagon officials have identified U.S. Army Master Sgt. Joshua L. Wheeler as the serviceman who died in the rescue of 70 Iraqi prisoners from Islamic State forces this week. He was a resident of Roland, Oklahoma. Wheeler is the first American to die in the U.S. engagement against ISIS.

[Read more from CNN]

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Pandemic pushes need for cybersecurity and I.T. professionals to forefront

University of Wisconsin-Superior is helping meet demand with online master’s programs

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Body found floating in Minnesota River in Shakopee

Efforts to identify the deceased are underway.

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Judge finds suspect guilty in 1991 murder of young Minneapolis woman

A 58-year-old man from South St. Paul, who was 29 at the time, has been found guilty of stabbing a 20-year-old woman

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Northfield school fires employee who allegedly gave melatonin to infant

It's against district policies to give a child anything without a parents' permission.

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MSHSL approves 3 calendars to start winter sports as soon as Dec. 21

The start date will depend on whether the state shutdown is lifted.

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Drug overdose deaths up 31% in the first half of 2020

Overdose deaths started to increase sharply in March, which coincides with the state-ordered lockdown for the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Video: Vehicle crashes into St. Paul restaurant

The fire department is on scene addressing a gas leak.

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Latest county infection rates are sky-high throughout Minnesota

Kandiyohi County is one of the hardest hit counties in the state.

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Family's warning after teen's tragic death from CO poisoning at Thanksgiving

A 17-year-old girl from Delano died after Thanksgiving due to carbon monoxide poisoning.

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More than $12K donated to MN gym owner who refused to close

The small business is located in town in Wabasha County.

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MPR, The Current launch new weekly segment called 'The Warming House'

The program will feature feel-good entertainment amid the pandemic.

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