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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for June 15, 2015.

Jeb Bush officially launches campaign for president

A Bush and a Clinton are officially in the running. Jeb Bush – brother of former president George W. Bush and son of earlier president George H.W. Bush – launched his 2016 presidential campaign Monday morning, saying he will "make opportunity common again" in the United States if elected.

[Read more from Time]

Concern for family of 12 missing after Saudi Arabia trip

Authorities are concerned about a British family of 12 that appeared to go missing after traveling to Saudi Arabia. Three sisters, along with nine children between them, traveled to the Middle East but did not return last week as expected. There has been no contact or social media activity since then. Officials worry they ended up in Syria.

[Read more from the BBC]

Scrutinized NAACP worker resigns

Rachel Dolezal is resigning from her position as head of the Spokane NAACP. The 37-year-old came under intense scrutiny after her parents publicly stated last week she was white – not part African-American, as she had claimed.

[Read more from the Spokane NAACP Facebook]

Video game fans rejoice as E3 expo kicks off

The annual video game conference extravaganza kicks off Monday with a slew of press conferences, where video game developers and publishers will highlight the best of what's coming up. Expect lots of "Halo," "Call of Duty" and virtual reality headsets.

[Read more from The Verge]

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Charges: Cop feared for his life during struggle for gun with suspect

Allen Denzel Oliver-Hall has been charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.

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Shootout near Erik's Bike Shop, Lunds & Byerlys in Burnsville

Police say youths were shooting at each other on Saturday afternoon.

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Fishermen find body floating in Minnesota River in Shakopee

The body was found upstream from Minnesota River Heritage Park.

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Woman breaks free after being kidnapped and taken to Brooklyn Park

The woman was taken by force as she arrived at her work in Plymouth.


How the fastest animal on the planet returned to MN after local extinction

The fastest animal on Earth had once vanished from Minnesota and Wisconsin.


St. Paul's new 'skate trail' brings non-traditional park to life

Gateway Park is the first of four parks to open in the Highland Bridge redevelopment.


80 mph winds, large hail possible with severe storms in MN

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for much of the state until 3 a.m. Saturday.


30 people evacuated as flooding hammers small town

It's assumed that at least eight inches of rain fell in Randall, with more heavy rain expected Friday night into Saturday morning.

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Boy dies in motorcycle crash in Rochester

Police are investigating as of Friday afternoon.