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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. 7, 2015.

San Bernardino shooters were 'radicalized and have been for quite some time'

FBI investigators have revealed the couple in the deadly mass shooting in San Bernardino were "radicalized" in their views on Islam, but questions as to how that happen remain. The agency is looking deeper into their backgrounds, and whether anyone outside the U.S. was involved in the plot, though no evidence of that has been found yet.

[Read more from CNN]

Supreme Court deals blow to gun rights activists in Chicago

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to hear an appeal from from Second Amendment activists from the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, where assault weapons and high-capacity magazines were banned. The group challenged the ban as a violation of the constitutional right to bear arms. This is the latest instance of the court's refusal to wade into the national gun control debate.

[Read more from NPR]

Dozens of U.S. vets to get penis transplants

Doctors at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, will perform the first penis transplants in the U.S. on as many as 60 veterans who lost genitalia in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Such injuries are seen as detrimental to the emotional and physical health of those who have suffered them. The first successful penis transplant was performed in South Africa in March, and allowed the recipient to impregnate his girlfriend.

[Read more from UPI]

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Kirill Kaprizov

2nd period surge leads Wild to fourth straight win

With three goals in the second, the Wild blasted the last-place Coyotes.

Gopher Basketball / R.J. Stephens

Late-tip in helps Gophers pass first big test, improve to 6-0

Luke Loewe's bucket with 2.4 seconds remaining helped the Gophers stay undefeated.


Man, 40, found dead stuck in air duct at his Otter Tail Co. home

The discovery was made by family members Monday morning.

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What Biden said during his visit to Minnesota Tuesday

The president spoke at Dakota County Technical College.

Grand Marais

Cook County registers its first COVID-19 death of the pandemic

The sparsely populated, highly-vaccinated county has continuously had one of the lowest rates of COVID in the state.

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Support for MN family after anti-maskers target child of school board chair

An online group opposing Kelsey Waits outed the child as transgender.

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St. Paul schools add 2 days to winter break due to pandemic stress

The added days off are meant to acknowledge the stress the pandemic has caused.

Fardoussa Abdillahi

Charges: St. Cloud mother killed baby, placed him in dumpster

The 4-month-old baby was found by officers on Sunday morning.


1 dead in crash at Lake Street intersection in south Minneapolis

There have been 465 deaths on Minnesota roads this year, according to the state's traffic division.


St. Paul restaurateur's businesses burglarized a 6th time

The owner of The Gnome and Hope Breakfast Bar is asking politicians to help St. Paul business owners.

North Memorial Air Care

Teen suffers life-threatening injuries in head-on crash in southern MN

The 18-year-old was airlifted to a Mayo Clinic hospital in Rochester.