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 23, 2015.

 Police can't confirm UVA gang rape story published in Rolling Stone

Police announced Monday they can not substantiate the gang rape claim a University of Virginia student made in an exclusive interview with Rolling Stone last fall, saying officials have "no basis to conclude that anything happened at that fraternity house."

[Read more from NBC News]

 Sen. Ted Cruz officially announces he's running for president

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz announced Monday he's running for president in 2016. At least a dozen Republicans and a handful of Democrats have expressed interest in running, but Cruz became the first Republican to officially announce his candidacy.

[Read more from The New York Times]

26 arrested after mob beats, burns and kills woman in Afghanistan

Twenty-six people have been arrested in connection with the death of a 27-year-old woman in Afghanistan. The mob of men beat and kicked the woman, before tossing her off a bridge, setting her body on fire and throwing it in the river. Thirteen police officers have also been suspended following the attack.

[Read more from CNN]

Thousands visit King Richard as he's laid to rest after 530 years

King Richard III finally got his royal send-off after over 530 years. He was the last English king to die in battle when he was killed in 1485 at the end of the Wars of the Roses. His skeleton was found under the tarmac of a car park in 2012, and this weekend, thousands gathered to pay their final respects to the king.

[Read more from BBC News]

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Leah Ottman, aka LOTT

Acclaimed Minneapolis violinist and singer Leah Ottman dies at 33

She also performed as LOTT, the name of her solo project.

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Holiday shopping? Target gift cards are discounted this weekend

You have to be a Target Circle member, but that's free to join.

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MN Supreme Court dismisses attempt to block election certification

Another legal defeat for Republicans challenging the election.

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Another Minnesota prison inmate dies after COVID-19 diagnosis

The virus has killed at least six Minnesota inmates.

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11,760 acres of land wrongly taken from Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe will be returned

The Senate and now the House have passed a bill that effectively returns the land. It's now headed for the president's signature.

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Timberwolves release first half of 2020-21 regular season schedule

The second half of the schedule will be announced at a later date.

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Watch live: Como Zoo's live reindeer cam is back for December

The live feed will run 24/7 allowing you to keep an eye on Santa's antlered helpers.