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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Body found floating in Minnesota River in Shakopee

Efforts to identify the deceased are underway.

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Judge finds suspect guilty in 1991 murder of young Minneapolis woman

A 58-year-old man from South St. Paul, who was 29 at the time, has been found guilty of stabbing a 20-year-old woman

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Northfield school fires employee who allegedly gave melatonin to infant

It's against district policies to give a child anything without a parents' permission.

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MSHSL approves 3 calendars to start winter sports as soon as Dec. 21

The start date will depend on whether the state shutdown is lifted.


Drug overdose deaths up 31% in the first half of 2020

Overdose deaths started to increase sharply in March, which coincides with the state-ordered lockdown for the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Video: Vehicle crashes into St. Paul restaurant

The fire department is on scene addressing a gas leak.

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Latest county infection rates are sky-high throughout Minnesota

Kandiyohi County is one of the hardest hit counties in the state.

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Family's warning after teen's tragic death from CO poisoning at Thanksgiving

A 17-year-old girl from Delano died after Thanksgiving due to carbon monoxide poisoning.


More than $12K donated to MN gym owner who refused to close

The small business is located in town in Wabasha County.

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MPR, The Current launch new weekly segment called 'The Warming House'

The program will feature feel-good entertainment amid the pandemic.

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Dec. 3 COVID-19 update: 92 deaths marks MN's 2nd-highest total

The deaths continue to surge amid the worst of the pandemic so far.