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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 Aug. 27, 2015.

Documents reveal Virginia gunman had 'friction' with co-workers

Personnel files from WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia, show Vester Flanagan – the shooter in the shocking on-air killing of two television journalists – was warned for "threatening behavior" within two months of his hiring at the TV station in 2012. Police were called to escort Flanagan off the job when he was fired the following year.

[Read more from CNN]

Mississippi State University back to normal after 'active gunman' scare

Campus activities are returning to normal following reports of an "active gunman" at Mississippi State University on Thursday, though the suspect was later found to be unarmed. Police say the freshman, who threatened to harm himself and others, is now in custody.

[Read more from Reuters]

Disney gives anxious fans new glimpse of upcoming 'Star Wars'

The internet is abuzz with a newly released clip from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." The teaser features five seconds of heretofore unseen footage, which has fans speculating about the role of actor John Boyega – who is shown wielding a lightsaber in a very Jedi-like stance.

[Read more from USA Today]

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Teen arrested over fatal shooting of 5-year-old boy in Brooklyn Park

Police say the teen was filming a social media video while handling a gun.

Joe Biden

President Biden coming to Minnesota to promote Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Tuesday's trip follows passage of the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal.

Kirill Kaprizov

Kaprizov gets into the holiday spirit to rout Jets

Kirill Kaprizov's four points led the Wild to a 7-1 victory.

Kirk Cousins

Coller: Cure to Vikings' disrupted season lies in an explosive passing game

The Vikings go to San Francisco knowing that a win would be a huge boost to their playoff hopes.

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Judge upholds star QBs suspension for state championship game

Sam Backer, of Chatfield Senior High, won't be allowed to play in Friday's title game.

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Another 5,000 lbs. of goldfish removed from Carver County lakes

It all likely stemmed from people dumping their pets into local waters a few years ago.

Rosaleia Shelton

Appeal to find 19-year-old missing from Bloomington

The teen left her home on Monday afternoon.

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Deaths of twin fetuses after woman was shot ruled a double homicide

The woman was shot in the abdomen in mid-September.

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Gophers improve to 5-0 with win over Jacksonville

The Gophers are establishing momentum early in the season.