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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for June 19, 2015.

Suspect in Charleston shooting charged with 9 counts of murder

The 21-year-old man authorities say fatally shot nine people at a historic Charleston, South Carolina, church Wednesday night is now charged with nine counts of murder. “I just want everybody to know ... I forgive you,” the daughter of Ethel Lance, one of the victims, told Dylann Storm Roof in court Friday.

[Read more from the Post and Courier]

Obama administration proposes rule to limit truck emissions

In an effort to lessen carbon emissions, President Barack Obama's administration issued a new proposal to require trucks be more fuel efficient. The proposal, which is open to public comment, would require truck manufacturers improve a vehicle's fuel efficiency by one-third – up from the current average of 6 mpg.

[Read more from the New York Times]

Concern over Greek banks as payment deadline nears

The Greek government owes €1.6B Euros to the International Monetary Fund, and, if a payment isn't made by June 30, the country will default. In anticipation of that, Greeks have reportedly drawn billions of Euros from their bank accounts this past week – causing concern about the health of the financial sector.

[Read more from the BBC]

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Luck strikes in Minnesota: lottery winners in Duluth, Grand Marais

The North Shore just so happened to be a lucky place to be this past weekend.


Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, June 27

BA.5 is expected to become the dominant subvariant in Minnesota.

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60-year-old woman arrested after firing shots inside Spicer home

SWAT evacuated nearby residents during the incident.

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Florida Georgia Line booked to play at the Minnesota State Fair

The band is the second country music act to be booked this year.


First case of monkeypox confirmed in Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Health says the risk to the public is "considered low" at this time.

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Isolated severe weather in Minnesota on Tuesday and Wednesday

Definitely not a slam dunk either day, but the chance is there.


Driver ejected in fatal crash on Shepard Road in St. Paul

The driver of a Dodge Ram was ejected and died at the scene.

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North Dakota's only abortion clinic relocating to Minnesota

A GoFundMe set up to help the clinic make the move to Minnesota has surpassed its $500,000 goal.

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Deadly vehicle fire on Interstate 94 west of Fargo

The victim's age and name have not been released.

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Overturning Roe v. Wade won't do a 'damn thing' to prevent abortions, Walz says

Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order Saturday meant to protect abortion access in the state and people who come from out of state seeking one.