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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Nov. 9, 2015.

U of Missouri president, chancellor step down amid racial controversy

Following protests over how a series of racially charged campus incidents were handled, the University of Missouri system President Tim Wolfe resigned Monday, followed shortly afterward by the chancellor of the Columbia campus, R. Bowen Loftin. Dozens of the university's black football players had threatened not to play until Wolfe stepped down.

[Read more from ESPN]

SeaWorld to nix killer whale shows in San Diego

Under heavy criticism from animal rights advocates following the release of the popular documentary "Blackfish" – which criticized killer whale shows as cruel – SeaWorld says 2016 will be the last year of its "theatrical killer whale experience." The company aims to launch a new "orca experience" the following year.

[Read more from CBS]

'Like' the president? He's on Facebook

It's official – the world's last Facebook holdout now has a profile on the mega-popular social media site. President Obama launched his Facebook presence on Monday and has already amassed more than 45,000 "likes."

[Read more from the New York Times]

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22 dogs taken in by Animal Humane Society from shuttered breeder

The dogs were taken in after a report stated there were too many on a single property.


Latest on the 2 snowstorms set to impact Minnesota

The first arrives Thursday night into Friday before a bigger system comes next week.


Cop who pepper-sprayed downtown protesters received $150K payout

Samantha Belcourt said she "feared for her life."

Powerball Minnesota lottery

$1 million Powerball prize won in Twin Cities

The winning ticket was sold in Chanhassen for Wednesday's draw.

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Animales Barbeque Co. looks to open brick-and-mortar location

The popular food truck has partnered with the owner of Billy Sushi.

Christmas presents

Here are some 2022 holiday shipping deadlines to keep in mind

Most deadlines are a few days before Christmas Eve.


Minneapolis will waive pet adoption fees on Friday

Pet licensing fees still apply to adoptions at the event.


Family who endured car theft ordeal surprised with trip to Universal Orlando

A father rescued his four children after a thief jumped in his car while he was getting something from his trunk.