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

Obama: Nuclear deal makes 'world safer'

Speaking to reporters for the first time since Iran struck a deal with six world powers to dial back its nuclear program, President Barack Obama said the agreement "makes our country and the world safer and more secure," but admits he expects some challenges from skeptical U.S. lawmakers.

[Read more from NBC News]

Greek PM urges country to accept euro bailout

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is urging Greek politicians to accept the conditions of an €86 billion bailout deal offered by the eurozone. The beleaguered nation, which is on the brink of exiting the euro, has been offered the bailout on the condition it implements tax raises and increases the retirement age.

[Read more from the BBC]

Son of Aussie music star dies in cliff fall

The teenage son of Australian singer Nick Cave, leader of rock band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, died after falling from a cliff in England. The singer and his wife Susie described 15-year-old Arthur as "our beautiful, happy loving boy."

[Read more from Fox News]

50 million-year-old animal sperm discovered

The long, fragile remains of sperm cells were found preserved inside a 50-million-year-old fossilized cocoon of an unknown worm species in Antarctica – the oldest animal sperm ever found. Researchers from the Swedish Museum of Natural History happened upon the fossil by accident, and think it could provide a "hidden window to the past."

[Read more from the Washington Post]

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Study: Excessive drinking cost Minnesotans almost $8 billion in 2019

The study was published by the Minnesota Department of Health Thursday.


Price of Disney+ is going up, unless you want ads

The ad-free version of Disney+ will increase from $7.99 per month to $10.99 per month, effective Dec. 8.


Mall of America shooting suspects arrested in Chicago

The two suspects were spotted leaving a barber shop.

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Walz: Increased state law enforcement presence to stay in Twin Cities

A multi-agency effort to curb crime will go on until further notice.


Bloomington PD to provide update on Mall of America shooting investigation

There's unconfirmed reports the suspected gunman and an accomplice have been arrested.

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Motorcyclist found dead behind guardrail 6 hours after crash

The crash happened before sunset Wednesday, but no one called 911.

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Strike vote set for 15,000 Minnesota nurses

If the nurses walk off the job, Minnesota would be home to one of the largest nurses strikes in U.S. history.


Iowa Gov. asks court to lift injunction on 'heartbeat' abortion ban

A court challenge seeks to revive Iowa's abortion ban.

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6 transportation projects in Minnesota get $100M federal funding

The projects extend to areas all across the state.


Minnesota's COVID-19 update for the week ending Tuesday, August 9

The number of cases in the latest reporting period dropped compared to the previous week's update.