Around the World in 60 Seconds: Today’s top stories


Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for May 26, 2015.

Rain storm hammers Texas, Houston floods

Houston is underwater and huge swaths of Texas and northern Mexico have been battered by rain storms that have led to flash flooding. So far, 23 lives have been claimed by the storm system between the U.S. and Mexico, with 16 people missing.

[Read more from CNN]

Pope hasn't watched television since 1990

Highlighting the sacrifices made on the way to becoming the head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis says he hasn't watched TV since July 1990 – and misses going out for pizza.

[Read more from NBC News]

Cyber criminals accessed 100,000 tax returns

Tax return information for about 100,000 U.S. taxpayers was accessed by cyber criminals over the past four months, IRS commissioner John Koskinen said on Tuesday. Access was gained through the IRS' "Get Transcript" service.

[Read more from Reuters]

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Boundary Waters/BWCA

All BWCA visitors will now have to watch three 'Leave No Trace' videos

Visitors left an "unacceptably high amount" of damage last year.


Ten fatal overdoses in past 6 weeks reported in region of northern MN

Law enforcement agencies have issued a plea to the general public.

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Bracing for security threats, federal courthouses closing in Minnesota

Security is also being ramped up at the state capitol.

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3M sues Florida company that sold 10K counterfeit N95 masks to HCMC

The Maplewood company has obtained a temporary injunction against the firm.

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Walz, Whitmer, and Evers call on Trump Admin. to buy more vaccines

It comes after The Washington Post reported that the country's COVID vaccine reserves have been exhausted.

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Wolves-Grizzlies game off, KAT tests postive for COVID

The Timberwolves star was among several players that are dealing with COVID-related issues.

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Planning for the 2021 Minnesota State Fair is underway

The fair suffered huge financial losses due to COVID-19, but organizers are moving forward with planning "different scenarios" for this summer.

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Heather Brown named as new WCCO 'This Morning' anchor

She will be joining Jason DeRusha on the CBS affiliate's Morning Show.

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DPS Commissioner: No credible threats to state Capitol, but ready if something arises

Local and state law enforcement officials have a plan in case a threat arises.