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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 June 2, 2015.

Senate passes USA Freedom Act

A bill that will roll back some parts of the controversial Patriot Act – under which the NSA has collected large amounts of private call information from phone companies – is on its way to President Obama's desk for a final signature and passage into law. Several Republican senators broke with party leadership to approve the measure on Tuesday.

[Read more from The Washington Post]

Search for missing ship passengers continues in China

Over 400 people are still missing Tuesday following the sinking of the Eastern Star, a tourist ship, in the Yangtze River. Reports say the vessel had encountered unspecified problems after getting caught in a cyclone. Several passengers have been rescued.

[Read more from MSNBC]

FIFA president resigns in midst of corruption scandal

As allegations of mass corruption continue to dog professional soccer's international governing body, its long-serving head, Sepp Blatter, says he's resigning his post. This comes just days after he won re-election as FIFA president.

[Read more from CNN]

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Vikings will face Everson Griffen twice after trade to Lions

The former Vikings star was traded to Detroit for a fifth-round pick.

Jordana Green

WCCO Radio's Jordana Green diagnosed with leukemia

"I got this," Green wrote on her Facebook page.


Minnesota-based Crisp & Green adds 20 locations in four states

The four-year-old local business says it's going national

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Fair-inspired entertainment venue opening at Mall of America

Fair on 4 will feature axe throwing, go carts and more.


Canceled: The Halloween bar crawl that no bars knew about

The dubiously organized event was planned for this weekend in Minneapolis.

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St. Cloud gets Minnesota's 6th COVID-19 saliva testing site

Four more sites are expected to open in the Twin Cities in the coming weeks.

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Part of Burnsville Center is being auctioned off

More than 500,000 square feet of the mall is being auctioned off.

State Capitol

Elections 2020: Control of Minnesota's divided Legislature is up for grabs

Redistricting and responding to COVID-19 are among the issues the new legislature will have to deal with.


Rochester woman found dead in the snow after leaving senior residence

The woman left the senior living center around 2:30 a.m. Monday.

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Investigation: Sprinklers could have saved 5 killed in Minneapolis high-rise fire

The deadly fire broke out at the Cedar-Riverside apartment block last November.

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Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, October 27

Hospitalizations continue to rise quickly in Minnesota.