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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Gov. Walz announces $1M in grants to boost Minnesota tourism

The money will be used for marketing efforts to attract people to Minnesota's hard-hit tourist spots.

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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.


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