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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Governor Tim Walz

Governor Walz to announce 'sweeping' education plan Monday

The governor will address Minnesota at 2 p.m. Monday.

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Sun Country adds 9 more flights out of MSP Airport

The new additions include large cities and popular outdoor destinations.

Zach Parise

Ghosts of Wild's past force split with Sharks

Brent Burns and Ryan Donato thwarted a comeback attempt by the Wild.

Avante Dickerson

Top-ranked recruit Avante Dickerson decommits from Gopher football

The four-star cornerback was the highest-rated recruit in Minnesota's 2021 class.

u.s. district court minnesota - federal court minneapolis

Limits on in-person court activity extended for 45 days

The statewide order extends current limitations through March 15.

D'Angelo Russell / Minnesota Timberwolves

The Timberwolves need more from D'Angelo Russell

The Wolves haven't gotten what they expected since making a blockbuster trade.

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Spinouts, crashes still happening after snow leaves MN roads a mess

The snow storm caused at least 208 crashes this weekend.


For The Week: Food tips and tricks to get you through the next 7 days

BMTN's food writer Lindsay Guentzel makes life easier for Minnesotans.

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Here's how much snow fell in Saturday's storm in Minnesota

MSP Airport had the highest total as of 7 a.m. Sunday with 5.3 inches.