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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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Suspect fled police, found hiding in old camper in scrap yard

Police say they were trying to pull him over for driving without any lights.


Omicron fading in Minnesota? Wastewater detection provides hope

Wastewater samples can help predict a rise or fall in COVID-19 cases.

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COVID: Minneapolis, St. Paul vaccine-or-test rule for dining now in effect

Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test are required.

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Man crawls to safety before train hits his stuck wheelchair

The incident happened Tuesday on Highway 169.

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Sizing up Vikings coaching candidates we know about so far

A closer look at some of the head coaching candidates interviewed by the Vikings

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St. Paul: Man called police to report he killed his wife

Police are also investigating a separate fatal shooting in the Frogtown neighborhood.

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Timberwolves survive Knicks' second-half barrage to get back to .500

Karl-Anthony Towns' lay-in helped Minnesota get a win in The Garden.

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Charges: MN teen shot mom after dispute over meth

The girl's mother said there had been a dispute over methamphetamine.

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No travel advised: High winds, whiteout conditions in NW MN

Zero visibility in parts of greater Minnesota Tuesday night.

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Update: Holy Angels evacuated over bomb threat, school says

Someone left a voicemail early Tuesday suggesting there was an explosive device.

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Convicted stalker charged with harassment of another DJ at The Current

He pleaded guilty to similar charges involving the DJ's colleague back in 2015.