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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Nov. 11, 2015.

Police: 8-year-old beat baby to death while mother was at club

Birmingham, Alabama, authorities say an 8-year-old boy "viciously attacked" a crying 1-year-old girl who had been left in his care. The mothers of the two children were reportedly out at a club at the time of the incident. The 8-year-old has been charged in the death.

[Read more from CNN]

World powers seek final end to long, bloody Syrian war

Representatives from several nations will meet in Vienna this weekend to discuss an endgame to Syria's 5-year-long war, which has claimed a quarter of a million lives. This follows Russia's newly announced peace plan, which aims to help the country's opposing factions form a new constitution and hold a presidential election.

[Read more from the Washington Post]

Man says Hot Pockets saved him from deadly Ohio plane crash

Jason Bartley says a decision to stop on his way home from doing errands to buy Hot Pockets may have saved his life. He lived in the Akron, Ohio, apartment building where a small jet crashed on Tuesday, killing all nine people aboard. Bartley told reporters narrowly missing the crash because of the extra errand was difficult to comprehend, but added that he's "grateful" to be alive.

[Read more from CBS]

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Tettegouche State Park bridge

Trails reopen as waters subside, but bridges damaged at Tettegouche State Park

Water levels on the river have dropped about six to eight feet since Friday.

Keith Harvell

Body pulled from Mississippi River ID'd as missing Elk River man

Keith Harvell had been missing since early last month.

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2 victims identified in double-fatal north Minneapolis shooting

A 21-year-old man and a 51-year-old man were identified as the people who died at the scene this past weekend.

Proctor football

Former Proctor HS football player pleads guilty to sexual assault of teammate

The case will also remain in juvenile court, with conditions.

Doug Wardlow

Doug Wardlow reneges on promise, will challenge GOP's AG candidate in primary

Wardlow's announcement sparked swift criticism from the MN GOP and the party-endorsed candidate, Jim Schultz.

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US News '150 Best Places to Live' features 1 from MN, 3 from WI

The latest US News list is for the most populous metro areas only, so no small towns.


7 tornadoes touched down last week in western MN, ND

Two of the seven were EF-2 level tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service.


Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, May 17

72 hours of case data reported over the weekend is included in Tuesday updates.

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City of Minneapolis, Jaleel Stallings reach $1.5M settlement

Although a settlement was made, the city will not admit fault or take any responsibility for the incident as part of the agreement with Stallings.


2 rescued after kayaks capsize on Sauk River

Recent heavy rainfall produced a strong currents on the water.