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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Oct. 27, 2015.

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FBI will investigate South Carolina deputy in viral classroom video

State and federal authorities will investigate a Richland County Sheriff's deputy and Spring Valley High School resource officer who was shown in a smartphone video forcibly removing a black female student from her desk and apparently throwing her across the floor. Reports say he had been asked to escort her from the classroom.

[Read more from the Los Angeles Times]

China: U.S. vessels illegally entered our waters

A U.S. warship has been "monitored" and "warned" following its incursion into an area China claims as its territory, Chinese officials said Tuesday. The area in question is a group of artificial islands the Asian country began building last year. With such islands not necessarily recognized under international law, the U.S. says its missions in the area will continue.

[Read more from CNN]

Raise shields: Scientists have invented a 'tractor beam'

Here's some news that will pull you in. A study in a leading scientific journal says researchers have managed to create a "tractor beam" – which you might know from "Star Wars" and "Star Trek" – using "high-intensity sound waves" that can manipulate small objects without having any physical contact.

[Read more from the Daily Beast]

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Judge finds man guilty in Hibbing Christmas Day murder

Jerome Spann fatally shot Jeryel McBeth on Christmas Day 2018.

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Popular TikToker shared his life as a federal agent. Charges say it's all a lie.

Authorities allege the Minnesota man has a long history of deceit.

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Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, September 21

Today's report features cumulative data from Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

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6 Minnesota schools named National Blue Ribbon Schools

The schools are recognized for their academic performance or progress in closing the achievement gap.

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Stalk & Spade opening a second location, this one in Edina

The 50th and France location will open in "early 2022."

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Burnsville Center seeking approval to aid in redeveloping struggling mall

The Burnsville City Council will vote on the plan on Tuesday.

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Watch: Deputy springs to action as classic car burns near house

It was a race against time as the flames neared the house.

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Mike Zimmer needs to become 'Riverboat Zim' to save the Vikings

Zimmer's tendencies have put him on the edge of the hot seat.

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Fridley woman guilty of all charges for role in Monique Baugh murder

Monique Baugh died New Year's Eve 2019 after being kidnapped and shot.

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COVID vaccination site at Mall of America to expand hours, capacity

The site will increase its capacity to 500 doses a day.

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