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. 26, 2015.

Masked IS man seen in beheading videos identified as British man

The man known as "Jihadi John," seen in videos that show the Islamic State supporter beheading western hostages, was identified as a Kuwait-born British man named Mohammed Emwazi.

[Read more from the BBC]

No charges for Argentina's president in death of investigating prosecutor

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will not face charges in connection with the death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman. Nisman was found dead the day before he was set to appear in court in a case against the president.

[Read more from the LA Times]

Apple schedules March event – but for what?

Beloved tech company Apple announced a March 9 event, with the tease "Spring forward" – but offered no other details. A new iPad or iPhone? Maybe an update on the Apple Watch? We'll find out soon.

[Read more from PC Mag]

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Marijuana, cannabis

Minnesota adds 2 more qualifying conditions for medical marijuana

There will be 17 conditions that qualify people to obtain medical marijuana in Minnesota.

Matt Birk

Ex-Viking Matt Birk confirms interest in future run for governor

The next gubernatorial election in Minnesota is Nov. 8, 2022.

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Handsome Hog in St. Paul to close temporarily

Executive chef Justin Sutherland cited inaction by state and federal leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Dept. of Education adding more gender options when collecting student data

The public can comment on the implementation of the nonbinary gender options until Dec. 13.

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Police ID couple found dead in home, murder-suicide suspected

The bodies were found in St. Louis County after the pair failed to show for work.

State Capitol

Minnesota's budget forecast improves, shows $641M surplus for 2020-21

"Higher general fund revenues and lower expected spending result in a projected surplus," MMB said.

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Brooklyn Park shooting leaves 2 injured

Two victims sustained non-life threatening injuries during the Monday evening incident.

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Worthington settles police brutality lawsuit for $590,000, agrees to reforms

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Kelvin Francisco Rodriguez, who spent five days in the ICU after being arrested.

Michael Munoz

Rochester superintendent admits he plagiarized letter to staff

Med City Beat broke the story, prompting the superintendent to apologize.

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Man and woman, aged 55 and 62, found dead in their home

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office is investigating.