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 Dec. 1, 2015.

Chicago mayor fires city's top cop amid shooting controversy

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has dismissed Chicago Police Superintendent Garry F. McCarthy, saying he "formally asked" for his resignation on Tuesday. This follows public outcry over the police response to the 2014 shooting of an unarmed black teen by a Chicago cop, who's been charged in the incident. Video of the shooting was released last week.

[Read more from the Washington Post]

Pentagon: U.S. special ops to help fight against ISIS

At the request of Iraqi authorities, the U.S. will send special forces to conduct "unilateral" attacks against ISIS, also known as the Islamic State, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Tuesday. The operations will "put even more pressure" on the terror group, which has claimed credit for the recent attacks in Paris.

[Read more from NBC News]

How do you 'Like' that? Facebook founder becomes dad, gives away a fortune

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan welcomed a daughter they named Max on Tuesday, and also announced they would donate 99 percent of their Facebook shares to "advance human potential and promote equality for all children in the next generation." They did it in recognition of Giving Tuesday, a national day of charity.

[Read more from USA Today]

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Mayor Carter announces COVID vaccine mandate for St. Paul city workers

It comes after Minneapolis announced the requirement for vaccines or regular testing for city workers in September.

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Ridgeview cutting hours at 2 Minnesota urgent care locations

Hours of operation at a third location are also being shifted earlier.

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Latest to wade into Mpls. Question 2 debate is ... Ben & Jerry's?

The ice cream business said it supports the creation of a Department of Public Safety.

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Mpls. candidate tries to 'set the record straight' about where he lives

Questions about Ward 9 candidate Mickey Moore's residency are quickly piling up.

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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.