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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Nov. 3, 2015.

Doubts linger about possible explosion in crash of Russian jet

While investigators have so far found no evidence of "explosive impact" on the victims of MetroJet Flight 9268, U.S. officials say an American satellite detected a mid-air "flash" of heat at the time of the crash. Militants linked to the Islamic State have claimed credit for downing the plane, but a terrorist attack cannot be confirmed.

[Read more from CNN]

Not so supreme: Taco Bell exec faces charges in Uber driver's beating

Benjamin Golden, a marketing manager for Irvine, California-based Taco Bell is no longer with the company following charges that he threw punches at the head of an Uber driver in Costa Mesa. The victim described the 32-year-old Golden as drunk. Video from the incident has gone viral.

(Warning: Video above contains intense language)

[Read more from the Los Angeles Times]

Death rate among middle-aged whites rising for first time in decades

New research from Princeton University shows that the death rate for middle-aged white Americans has increased half a percentage point each year for the last decade and a half. This marks the first such pattern since the 1960s, researchers say. Substance abuse issues and suicides are thought to play a role.

[Read more from NPR]

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Carver man charged after standoff with police in Prior Lake

The man had been fleeing from police when he allegedly broke into a home and the standoff ensued.


41-year-old Sherburne County man killed after crashing car into ditch

The crash occurred Sunday night in Palmer Township.


Around 200 rescued after ice breaks free on Upper Red Lake

Red Lake — both Upper and Lower — is the largest freshwater lake in the state.

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St. Paul featured on Hallmark Channel's 'Christmas Cam' livestream

Downtown's dazzling display can be viewed from anywhere in the world.


Charges: Drunk driver almost struck Bemidji parade spectators

The man told police he was trying to attend the parade himself.


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Charges: Man fatally shot ex's new partner as he dined at Bloomington restaurant

Criminal charges filed Monday detail an alleged motive in the shooting.


Metallica to perform 2 nights in Minneapolis on 2023-24 World Tour

The heavy metal rock band returns to the state for the first time since 2018.

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Tuesday storm to dump plowable snow in Minnesota

Snow should reach the Twin Cities Tuesday morning and fall throughout the day.

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Police: Drunk-driver almost struck people watching parade in Bemidji

The man was arrested for DWI charges following the incident.