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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 March 12, 2015.

2 officers shot outside Missouri police station released from hospital

The St. Louis County police chief said the two police officers shot outside a Ferguson, Missouri, police station during a largely peaceful protest were victims of "an ambush." The two officers suffered serious injuries, but have since been released from the hospital.

[Read more from The Wall Street Journal]

WHO: Death toll for Ebola passes 10,000

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has passed 10,000, the World Health Organization said Thursday. Liberia recorded the most deaths thus far with 4,162, followed by Sierra Leone with 3,655 deaths.

[Read more from Reuters]

Secret Service agents being investigated for drunken driving crash

The Obama administration is investigating two Secret Service agents accused of driving a government car into White House security barricades after drinking at a late-night party last week.

[Read more from the Washington Post]

Woman dies after whale crashes into tourist boat off Mexican coast

A Canadian woman died and two other tourists were injured when a grey whale surfaced and crashed into a boat off the coast of the resort city of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. This came a day after Mexican officials said there has been a particularly high number of grey whales gathered in the area.

[Read more from The Guardian

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Woman in critical condition after being shot in the head in St. Paul

Officers responded to the incident at around 2:45 a.m. Saturday.

Alexander Mattison

Vikings-Lions: 5 things you can count on

It's a great time for the Vikings to play the Lions.


Omicron variant confirmed in Wisconsin man who traveled to South Africa

Five other cases have been confirmed and linked to a Wisconsin wedding.

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Sunday snowstorm walloping MN's North Shore with huge totals

Just ridiculous snow totals expected the rest of Sunday.

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Saturday snow causes havoc on Twin Cities roads

There were countless spinouts and crashes across Minnesota.

Kirill Kaprizov

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.

Eric Kendricks

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).