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 July 17, 2015.

Officials identify four Marines killed in Chattanooga shooting

The names of the four U.S. Marines fatally shot in the Thursday attack on a naval reserve center in Chattanooga, Tennessee have been released. They are Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, of Springfield, Massachusetts; Lance Corporal Squire "Skip" Wells, of Marietta, Georgia; Sgt. Carson Holmquist, of Grantsburg, Wisconsin; and Staff Sgt. David Wyatt. Meanwhile, gunman Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez's motive remains unclear.

[Read more from CNN]

New Pluto Flyover photos show dwarf planet's frozen plains

Photos from NASA's New Horizons space probe released on Friday reveal newly-discovered icy terrain on Pluto, which has been dubbed “Sputnik Planum” – or Sputnik plain. The discovery "exceeds all pre-flyby expectations," officials say.

[Read more from NASA]

Muslims celebrate end of Ramadan

Friday brings the Islamic ç holiday, the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Muslims are celebrating around the globe as parents buy gifts for children, and the faithful converge on public spaces across the Islamic world.

[Read more from the New York Times]

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Twins sign Andrelton Simmons to one-year deal

The former Angels shortstop is a four-time Gold Glove winner.

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Minnesotans eligible for COVID shots only need to pre-register once for vaccine lottery

This is good news for people worried that they'd need to sign up every week.

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2 people charged in separate Minneapolis homicides that happened hours apart

A woman is accused of stabbing a man in the chest over $60, while a man is accused of accidentally shooting a victim on the man's birthday.

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Despite pandemic, Twin Cities housing market set records in 2020

Sales were up 7.7% in 2020 compared to the year before.

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Target unveils 'limited-edition' home, lifestyle collection with Levi Strauss

The new collection will be available in some stores and everyone online Feb. 28.

Tim Walz

Walz's $52.4 billion budget increases school spending, raises taxes on wealthy

He says the budget will help level the playing field and ensure all Minnesotans have a fair shot at economic recovery,

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Pictures from Minnesota GOP's Deadwood retreat show no masks, no distancing

The pictures were shared in Chair Jennifer Carnahan's latest email newsletter.

Alexus Norberg

Search for girl, 14, missing from St. Cloud

The teen left her home without her parents' permission.

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Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, January 26

The health departments provided new data daily at 11 a.m.