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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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Charges: Minnesota elementary school teacher sexually assaulted 3 boys

The incidents were captured on video taken inside an elementary school classroom.

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Person shot by police in St. Paul Monday evening

It happened around 6:10 p.m. on the city's East Side.

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Woman killed in Moorhead identified as suspect's mother

An appeal has been issued to find the suspect's vehicle, which remains missing.


Ticket details released for 5-week run of 'Hamilton' in Minneapolis

The tour of the production has been delayed twice due to the pandemic.


Minnesota Board of Pharmacy files lawsuit against 3 THC edible retailers

The board has received 46 complaints in the past four months regarding the products.

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ATF now investigating fire at Lyndale Avenue apartment building

It was the second fire at a vacant building owned by the same landlord that was being used by squatters in the past few months.


Let the good times roll

Minnesota Roller Derby is back!


Beloved restaurant in southeastern MN to close after 40 years

A final night of celebrations is scheduled for Dec. 17.


MN town shelves ordinance allowing residents to sue abortion providers

Attorney General Keith Ellison advised the town to not go forward with the ordinance.

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Man shot dead inside Minneapolis tavern is identified

The suspect is being held on probable cause murder.