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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for July 13, 2015.

Obama: 46 drug offenders 'deserve their second chance'

As part of an effort to reform some of the U.S. criminal justice system's sentencing laws for non-violent crimes, President Barack Obama on Monday commuted the prison sentences of 46 drug offenders. The move freed over a dozen of the prisoners from life sentences.

[Read more from CNN]

U.S. knew of Mexican drug lord's escape plans

Documents uncovered by the Associated Press show the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration was aware of plans to spring infamous cartel boss Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán from prison in Mexico. However, the documents did not include information on the Saturday prison break that saw Guzmán flee through a nearly mile-long subterranean tunnel.

[Read more from CNN]

Iran nuclear deal in peril amid diplomatic back-and-forth

Iran's diplomats are reporting that they won't be able to meet a midnight deadline – the fourth it has been given by international negotiators – to agree to the terms of an international deal on its nuclear energy program. An agreement had seemed imminent, though Washington still has some "sticking points."

[Read more from the Washington Post]

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Family identifies man killed by police in Otsego

The 21-year-old was reportedly experiencing 'mental health challenges' and allegedly had a knife when deputies opened fire.

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Gun found on WCCO-TV rooftop after homicide in Minneapolis

It's the 56th death reported as a homicide in Minneapolis this year.

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Deputies fatally shoot man in Wright County

Police claim the man, who had allegedly been experiencing a mental health crisis, was armed with a knife.

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17-year-old killed in northern Minnesota crash Saturday

The other drive involved in the crash, a 75-year-old man, sustained life-threatening injuries.


Alcohol a factor as driver rolls ATV into corn field, injuring 3

The crash occurred in Lake Lillian Saturday night.

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Man dies after being found shot at Minneapolis' 38th and Chicago

Responders were called to the scene early Sunday morning.

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7 children arrested after 'disturbance' at Cabela's, escape in stolen vehicle

Employees called police saying the children were stealing goods from the store.

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Fire sparks evacuation from apartment building, man arrested for arson

Police and fire crews responded to the fire just before 9 a.m. Saturday.

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Morning storms cause power outages, ensuing problems in Eagan

There have been reports of disabled traffic lights and issues at local businesses.

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GOP nominee questions if those with disabilities, non-English speakers should be able to vote

Crockett made the comments in a 2020 radio interview following a ruling from the Minnesota Supreme Court.


Jury: MN pharmacist did not violate woman's rights by refusing her morning-after pill

Gender Justice, the advocacy group that brought about the lawsuit, says it will appeal the decision.