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 7, 2015.

Power outages sweep across Washington D.C.

Buildings including the White House and the State Department have been affected by power outages across a wide area of downtown Washington D.C. and Maryland. People had to be evacuated from Smithsonian museums, and Metro stations are operating on backup lighting.

[Read more from NBC Washington]

Rand Paul announces Presidential run

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is the latest to announce he intends to run for the Republican ticket in next year's Presidential election, with the libertarian politician promising "restrained government, maximized freedom."

[Read more from CNN]

American Pie lyrics sell for $1.2M

The original manuscript to Don McLean's seminal hit "American Pie" has sold for $1.2 million in auction at Christie's in New York. The 16-page draft is believed to reveal the full meaning behind the song's lyrics.

[Read more from the BBC]

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Attempted luring of 14-year-old girl reported in West St. Paul

The suspect is described as a white man in his 40s.

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Worker, 18, suffers serious electric shock at Vikings apartments site

The worker was reportedly in a critical condition Thursday.


As golf season approaches, book your round now at Dacotah Ridge GC

The stunning course is designed by world-renowned architect Rees Jones.

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Kevin Garnett's group out of potential Timberwolves sale

Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said that Garnett's group was not one of "more than 10" to buy the team.


Full production winery set to open in Minneapolis this month

The couple behind Schram Vineyards Winery and Brewery is opening AxeBridge Wine Company in Minneapolis' North Loop neighborhood.


Pedestrian killed in two-vehicle crash in Crystal

The incident happened just after noon.

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Foss Swim School opens its 9th Minnesota location in former Pier 1 store

The Eden Prairie based company has 22 locations across the Midwest.

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Charges: Minneapolis man kills woman, tells police to kill him

A convicted felon is accused of fatally shooting a 29-year-old woman on Feb. 28.


It's that time of year: Minneapolis offers deal on trees for property owners

The City Trees program sells trees for $25 from March 8 to April 16, or until trees run out.

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CDC report reveals how first cases of Brazilian COVID variant came to MN

Dozens of people had to be tested for the virus after the first and only two cases of the P.1 variant were detected in Minnesota.