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 12, 2015.

Prison worker gave tools to NY inmates who escaped

Prosecutors have said a female prison worker smuggled tools into a prison in New York for two inmates who then used them to escape. Joyce Mitchell, 51, allegedly gave hacksaw blades and drill bits to convicted killers David Sweat and Richard Matt, who are still on the run.

[Read more from the BBC]

Lawmakers reject key measure of Asia trade pact

President Obama was dealt a blow by the House of Representatives Friday as Democratic and Republican lawmakers voted to reject a measure essential to his Pacific Rim trade pact. It would give aid to workers who lose their jobs as a result of U.S. trade deals with other countries.

[Read more from Reuters]

NAACP leader accused of pretending to be black

The president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People chapter in Spokane, Washington, has been accused of portraying herself as a black woman, after her parents said she was born white.

[Read more from CBS News]

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Two Ramsey County men sentenced in mail theft scheme

Sonny Vang Xiong was sentenced to three years in prison, while Davis Her was sentenced to six and a half years in prison.

Jeff Gladney

Jeff Gladney's ex-girlfriend files $1 million civil lawsuit

The civil lawsuit accuses Gladney of assaulting the woman for over two hours.

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St. Paul care home group will mandate COVID vaccines for staff

It comes amid reports of COVID outbreaks at homes where residents are all vaccinated, but staff are not.

Jail handcuffs arrest

Starbuck man charged with uploading, sharing child pornography

The 47-year-old was arrested after a tip from the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children.


Boy, 11, seriously injured after 'fall' that police now suspect was abuse

It was initially reported that the boy slipped and fell.

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Investigation underway after body found during welfare check in Plato

The identity of the deceased has not yet been revealed.

Mayor Brad Wiersum

'Please, please, please get vaccinated,' Minnetonka mayor pleads

This comes as the local state of emergency officially ends.

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Can you answer all the Minneapolis questions from this week's 'Jeopardy?'

KARE personalities including Randy Shaver and Rena Sarigianopoulos presented the clues.

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35 counties, including most of Twin Cities, now COVID hotspots

The CDC recommends everyone wear a mask in public, indoor places in these counties.

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CDC document: Delta variant as contagious as chickenpox

Vaccines remain very effective at preventing severe illness from the delta variant, however.

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'Unprecedented': The wildfire smoke isn't going anywhere this weekend

The air quality alert that was supposed to end Friday is now in effect into early next week.