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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 April 3, 2015.

 In Iran, citizens celebrate nuclear agreement

The nuclear agreement between Iran and a group of world leaders was greeted mainly with optimism in the Middle Eastern country, with some celebrating the announcement in the streets. The deal could be the first major step to repairing U.S.-Iranian relations in decades.

[Read more from Reuters]

After nearly 30 years, man wrongly sent to death row is released

A man who spent nearly three decades on death row in Alabama was released Friday morning, and, while thankful for his release, said everyone who played a part in unjustly sentencing him "will answer to God." New technology related to firearms evidence led to a re-trial, and his release.

[Read more from the Washington Post]

The byproduct of technology: A giant, black lake of sludge

A reporter took a trip to Baotou, the largest industrial city in inner Mongolia, to see what the waste that comes from mining materials for smartphones and other modern gadgets looks like. The result: " ... an artificial lake filled with a black, barely-liquid, toxic sludge."

[Read more from the BBC]

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KAT sets a franchise record, leaves early in loss to Wizards

Towns fell on his back in the final minutes of a loss in Washington.

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Man shot by police in Forest Lake dies from injuries

It was one of two police shootings in the Twin Cities on the same day, both of which proved fatal.

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Report: Twins agree to deal with Dylan Bundy

The Twins signed the right-hander with a lockout imminent.

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'Everyone should really be masking up' in public, Malcolm says

The health commissioner said residents have gotten "a little bit lax" with some protective measures.

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Byron Buxton believes he's the best player in baseball

"Nobody [does] the things that I do. I know that."

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Edibles coming to Minnesota's medical marijuana program

MDH also announced it will not add anxiety as qualifying condition.

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Plowable snow possible this weekend in Minnesota

Up to half a foot of snow could fall within the heaviest band.

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Police reveal new details about 'coordinated' Best Buy thefts

A large group stole thousands of dollars in merchandise from three Twin Cities Best Buy stores.

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New tenant revealed for former Libertine spot in Uptown

The space will combine playful art offerings with a restaurant.

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What are Minnesota's chances of a white Christmas this year?

The Twin Cities averages a white Christmas about 3 out of every 4 years.

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'You will not live much longer b***': Rep. Omar shares threatening voicemail

Omar's office received the call hours after Rep. Boebert posted her video about the MN congresswoman.

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ESPN's 'Booger' makes fun of Wild fans' record cup snake

He's the same guy who thought the "Minneapolis Miracle" was bad for the Vikings.