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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 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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Target's gift card discount is back, but for this weekend only

The fine print: for Target Circle members only (but membership is free).

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Minneapolis teen arrested in St. Cloud after fleeing police in stolen vehicle

The vehicle was stolen in a car-jacking in Minneapolis Thursday.

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Winter storm warnings issued with heavy snow set to slam MN

Parts of northern Minnesota could see more than a foot of snow, but there won't be much in the Twin Cities.

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With KAT out, Timberwolves can't upset Nets

D'Angelo Russell stepped up but couldn't overcome Brooklyn's firepower.

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Everson Griffen confirms he has bipolar disorder

"I’ve been running from it a long time. I’m not ashamed of it anymore.”

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St. Cloud suspect now charged in two local murder cases

Both murders happened within a day of each other in June.

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Twin Cities police ask for help finding missing 16-year-old

Police say all her family and friends have been contacted, and none of them know where she is.

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MPD releases photos of shooting suspect, asks for public's help

The man is wanted in connection with a fatal shooting that happened Wednesday evening.

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Support grows for Redmon's Popcorn after shop's sudden closure

The county also commented on the situation, saying it hopes to help owner Zack Redmon.

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Prior Lake HS investigating another 'racist' video involving student

The principal said the social media video was reported to them this week.