Around the World in 60 Seconds: Today’s top headlines


Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Feb. 9, 2015.

Despite court conflicts, same-sex marriages proceed in Alabama

Some courthouses in Alabama opted to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, despite the legality of the unions currently muddled in court conflicts, between the state's chief justice, counties, the Federal District Court and the U.S. Supreme Court.

[Read more from the New York Times]

Obama: 'All options' on the table in Russia, Ukraine conflict

President Barack Obama said Monday his administration is considering "all options" – including supplying weapons to Ukraine – as fighting between pro-Russia rebels and Ukranian troops continues.

[Read more from BBC]

 Prisoners escape Brazil jail after 'sexy' police officers seduce guards

Dozens of prisoners escaped a Brazilian jail after women dressed in "sexy" police officer costumes talked prison guards into letting them inside, where they seduced them and spiked their drinks. The guards were found the next morning, naked and handcuffed, with little recollection of what had happened.

[Read more from The Telegraph]

Netflix begins streaming in Cuba

Netflix announced Monday it will offer its video streaming services in Cuba. This is being described as a "largely symbolic move" that's being driven by the United States' decision to loosen restrictions on doing business with the nation.

[Read more from The Associated Press]

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Northfield school fires employee who allegedly gave melatonin to infant

It's against district policies to give a child anything without a parents' permission.

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MSHSL approves 3 calendars to start winter sports as soon as Dec. 21

The start date will depend on whether the state shutdown is lifted.


Drug overdose deaths up 31% in the first half of 2020

Overdose deaths started to increase sharply in March, which coincides with the state-ordered lockdown for the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Video: Vehicle crashes into St. Paul restaurant

The fire department is on scene addressing a gas leak.

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Latest county infection rates are sky-high throughout Minnesota

Kandiyohi County is one of the hardest hit counties in the state.

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Family's warning after teen's tragic death from CO poisoning at Thanksgiving

A 17-year-old girl from Delano died after Thanksgiving due to carbon monoxide poisoning.


More than $12K donated to MN gym owner who refused to close

The small business is located in town in Wabasha County.

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MPR, The Current launch new weekly segment called 'The Warming House'

The program will feature feel-good entertainment amid the pandemic.

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Dec. 3 COVID-19 update: 92 deaths marks MN's 2nd-highest total

The deaths continue to surge amid the worst of the pandemic so far.

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2 men charged in connection to fatal shooting at Bloomington apartment complex

Shakur Freed Muhammed, 22, of Hopkins, was fatally shot Monday morning.

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Hewing Hotel finds workaround to shutdown, delivering 7-course meal to rooms

The hotel will convert guest rooms into dining rooms for three-hour reservations.