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. 12, 2015.

Deal to end fighting in Ukraine reached

Leaders from Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France say they have the framework of a deal that will end fighting in Ukraine starting Feb. 15.

[Read more from the BBC]

Some agreement: Bipartisan Senate vote approves new defense secretary

The U.S. Senate voted 93-5 Thursday to confirm Ashton Carter as the country's new Secretary of Defense. He'll be tasked with directing the United States' armed forces, including the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan – something he's said he'll consider adjusting the timeline of.

[Read more from USA Today]

 Man visiting from India paralyzed by police officer

A grandfather from India, in Alabama to visit his son, was taken to the ground by police while out on a walk last week, after a resident reported a suspicious person. No crime had been committed. That officer was suspended, and the Indian government is asking the U.S. to investigate further.

[Read more from BuzzFeed]

 For first time, model with Down syndrome will walk runway at NY Fashion Week

Jamie Brewer will soon become the first model with Down syndrome to strut her stuff on the New York Fashion Week catwalk. Brewer is also an actress, known for her work on TV's "American Horror Story."

[Read more from Today]

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Nov. 25 COVID-19 update: 72 deaths ties Minnesota's single-day high

A COVID-19 update will not be provided on Thanksgiving Day.

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Revival to open its fourth Twin Cities location

The fried chicken and smoked meat maestros are moving to St. Louis Park.

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St. Paul to open two extra temporary shelters for homeless people

Mayor Melvin Carter announced the new shelters will be opened in the event of excess demand.

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Minnesota once again had the highest election turnout in the country

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a record percentage of voters also sent in absentee ballots.

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Minneapolis man sentenced to 30 years for death in robbery gone wrong

James Moore was sentenced in the death of Malik Smith.

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St. Paul homicide suspect arrested by FBI in Chicago

A 34-year-old Minneapolis man was killed in the Nov. 14 shooting.

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Sanford Health 'parts ways' with CEO after his face mask comments

Kelby Krabbenhoft had been with the company since 1996.

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What's open and closed in Minnesota on Thanksgiving Day 2020?

Most services will not be running on Thursday and unlike most years, many stores will be closed, too.


How a turkey's brush with celebrity in Bloomington came to a tragic end

DNR: if you care about wild animals, stop feeding them

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Saturday's Gophers/Badgers football game canceled due to COVID-19 issues

The Battle for Paul Bunyan's Axe will not take place for the first time since 1906.