Around the World in 60 Seconds: Today's top stories


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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MN homeowner mistakes large tent for dead moose

They spotted two people on a security camera dragging the "moose" across a driveway.

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What happens if Mpls. public safety question passes? City memo provides answers

The memo was sent to the mayor and council members Tuesday morning.


COVID-19 hits Minnesota Wild coaching staff

The Wild will be shorthanded for Tuesday night's game in Vancouver.

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Ant takes alpha role after bad loss: 'We need to lock the f*** in'

The Timberwolves' rising star was not happy after Monday's loss to the Pelicans.

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Lakeville football player diagnosed with cancer week before playoffs

The tenth-grader was diagnosed with a form of cancer most commonly found in people aged 65 and older.

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Someone keeps trying to film showering women at U of M

The university has received three reports in the past two weeks.

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John Fluevog Shoes closes its Uptown Minneapolis store

The brand could return to the Twin Cities one day.

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Sidecar — Town Hall's new cocktail lounge — is officially open in Minneapolis

It's the fifth Town Hall location, but the first to focus on cocktails.

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Here's where DFLers stand on Minneapolis' public safety ballot question

The question would create a Department of Public Safety and remove some requirements.

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Man pleads guilty to brutal murder of 14-year-old girl in Fargo

The 14-year-old girl was the victim of a random attack outside a Fargo strip mall.

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Here's who has endorsed the frontrunners for Minneapolis mayor

Politicians and community groups are voicing their opinions.