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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. 23, 2015.

Homeland security could shut down

Funding for the United State's Homeland Security agency runs out in a few days – and a budget battle in Congress means the department could simply shut down if a bill isn't approved.

[Read more from the New York Times]

France takes passports of 6 Syria-bound travelers

Six people who French authorities say were traveling to Syria to join jihadists had their passports revoked. It's the first time France has taken passports under a new terror policy.

[Read more from the BBC]

Swine flu kills 21 more in India

Another 21 people have died from the H1N1 virus (often called swine flu) in India, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 833. In all, more than 14,000 have been sickened.

[Read more from the Times of India]

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Video shows MPD officer grab, throw Aldi customer

The department says the matter was referred to the Office of Police Conduct Review.

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Biden lays out wintertime plan to curb COVID's spread

It comes as the U.S. reported its second case of the omicron variant.

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MN Dept. of Corrections offering $5K bonuses as it seeks to hire 200

The DOC is offering hiring bonuses for new employees and for referrals.


3rd federal medical team to join COVID-19 fight in Minnesota

There are more than 1,500 people with COVID-19 admitted to Minnesota hospitals.

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Driver killed after other motorist crosses into opposite lane

The head-on crash occurred early Thursday, just north of the Twin Cities.

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MSHSL approves shot clock for Minnesota varsity basketball

Shot clocks will be required at all varsity games beginning in 2023-24.

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Popcorn shop featured on 'The Late Show' has to close 2 days later

A county inspection after the national TV appearance found code violations.