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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. 10, 2015.

American aid worker held captive by ISIS has died

The White House and the family of Kayla Mueller, an American aid worker held hostage by ISIS, has confirmed she has died. No details on when or how she died have been released, but the news comes about four days after ISIS claimed the Arizona native was killed by an airstrike in Syria.

[Read more from NBC News]

Déjà vu: Boston digs out from another record-setting snowstorm

Another round of heavy snowfall leaves the city of Boston scrambling. The state has received nearly 6 feet of snow in the past 30 days – an amount the governor described as "unprecedented." But there's no place to put it all, so the governor called in the National Guard and reinforcements from other states to help residents dig out. And more snow could be on the way.

[Read more on the Boston Globe

New wave of violence in Ukraine diminishes hopes for peace

More than 10 civilians and soldiers were killed deep in Ukrainian government-held territory Tuesday, which diminished hopes to end fighting. These pro-Russian advances come on the eve of peace talks between Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany. The war has killed more than 5,000 people.

[Read more on Reuters]

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San Diego couple makes history with ceremonial first kiss

A San Diego man and his partner made history Monday when they become the first male same-sex couple to be chosen for the ceremonial first kiss during the homecoming of a submarine warship. Thomas Sawicki and his boyfriend Shawn Brier were picked to share the first smooch.

[Read more from NBC San Diego]

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Saturday snow causes havoc on Twin Cities roads

There were countless spinouts and crashes across Minnesota.

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Wild win battle of NHL's hottest teams, extend winning streak to six

Kirill Kaprizov delivered a shootout winner to take down the Maple Leafs.

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Vikings downgrade Eric Kendricks to out against Lions

The Vikings have also activated Michael Pierce from injured reserve.

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Minnesotan sentenced after assaulting man with baseball bat

Marshall Wayne Boshey was sentenced to 30 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release.

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Target's gift card discount is back, but for this weekend only

The fine print: for Target Circle members only (but membership is free).

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Minneapolis teen arrested in St. Cloud after fleeing police in stolen vehicle

The vehicle was stolen in a car-jacking in Minneapolis Thursday.

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Winter storm warnings issued with heavy snow set to slam MN

Parts of northern Minnesota could see more than a foot of snow, but there won't be much in the Twin Cities.

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With KAT out, Timberwolves can't upset Nets

D'Angelo Russell stepped up but couldn't overcome Brooklyn's firepower.

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Everson Griffen confirms he has bipolar disorder

"I’ve been running from it a long time. I’m not ashamed of it anymore.”