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 Nov. 16, 2015.

U.S. governors say 'no' to Syrian refugees

Following reports that one of the militants killed in the Paris terror attacks was carrying a Syrian passport, 14 U.S. governors are vowing not to accept refugees from the country for fear of further violence. The Obama Administration recently announced that the U.S. would accept 10,000 Syrians displaced be the country's ongoing civil war.

[Read more from USA Today]

Bomb threat prompts evacuations at Harvard

Officials at Harvard University evacuated three campus buildings on Monday following a bomb threat that came via email. The university has since re-opened two of the buildings. The threat is now under investigation.

[Read more from the Washington Post]

Ex-firefighter emerges from groundbreaking face transplant

More than a decade after a fire burned off his facial features, Patrick Hardison is out of the hospital following a successful facial transplant, described as the "most extensive" such procedure ever performed. The donor face came from a 26-year-old man killed in a biking accident.

[Read more from NBC]

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COVID-19 case rate drops in 51 of 87 Minnesota counties

Four of the 10 lowest case rates are metro-area counties.

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Allina mental health workers vote to unionize

Concerns over safety led the workers to unionize.

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Minnesota reports COVID deaths of teen student, 2 school staffers

Cases in schools rose again in the past week, though there are signs cases may have peaked.

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Investigation of alleged misconduct on Proctor football team nears conclusion

The football team canceled its season and the coach subsequently resigned.

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Minnesota House will continue hybrid operations, require masks in 2022

The Speaker of the House announced the plans in a memo to members and staff on Thursday.

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Minneapolis committee OKs $45K payout to woman shot by police during riots

She was hit in the face with a "less lethal" projectile while she was in her car trying to leave the protest.


What NOAA's winter outlook says about Minnesota

A moderate La Niña winter is expected.

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Liquor store that has become shooting hotspot seeking to move

The area surrounding Merwin's Liquors has been beset by crime in recent years.

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Ex-Minneapolis cop Noor resentenced to 57 months in prison

Justine Ruszczyk Damond's fiancé said he forgives Noor.

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Anthony Edwards was right: he is Houdini and his bag of tricks is incredible

Edwards put the entire league on notice with his season-opening performance.