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 15, 2015.

Jeb Bush officially launches campaign for president

A Bush and a Clinton are officially in the running. Jeb Bush – brother of former president George W. Bush and son of earlier president George H.W. Bush – launched his 2016 presidential campaign Monday morning, saying he will "make opportunity common again" in the United States if elected.

[Read more from Time]

Concern for family of 12 missing after Saudi Arabia trip

Authorities are concerned about a British family of 12 that appeared to go missing after traveling to Saudi Arabia. Three sisters, along with nine children between them, traveled to the Middle East but did not return last week as expected. There has been no contact or social media activity since then. Officials worry they ended up in Syria.

[Read more from the BBC]

Scrutinized NAACP worker resigns

Rachel Dolezal is resigning from her position as head of the Spokane NAACP. The 37-year-old came under intense scrutiny after her parents publicly stated last week she was white – not part African-American, as she had claimed.

[Read more from the Spokane NAACP Facebook]

Video game fans rejoice as E3 expo kicks off

The annual video game conference extravaganza kicks off Monday with a slew of press conferences, where video game developers and publishers will highlight the best of what's coming up. Expect lots of "Halo," "Call of Duty" and virtual reality headsets.

[Read more from The Verge]

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Best Buy has laid off 5,000 workers, will accelerate store closures

The retailer has seen business boom since the pandemic started, particularly online.

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Mall of America COVID community vaccination site opening this week

This is the state's fourth community vaccination site.

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Minneapolis Public Schools to bring middle, high students back in April

Distance learning will continue be offered to those who want it.

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Timberwolves announce 2nd half schedule

The Timberwolves will play 37 games in 66 days to close out the season.

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National Basketball Coaches Association criticizes Timberwolves' coaching search

The organization believes the Timberwolves failed "to conduct a through and transparent search" before hiring Chris Finch.


Burnsville PD: Customer sprayed chemical irritant at McDonald's workers

The incident happened in Burnsville over the weekend.

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MN launches campaign to get students tested for COVID every 2 weeks

The state launched a youth testing campaign on Wednesday as part of its effort to control the spread of COVID.

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Preparations for Derek Chauvin trial underway in Minneapolis

People will see "fortification" efforts and National Guard soldiers.

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Road rage leads to brawl at Willmar intersection, police say

The participants appeared to know each other, police said.

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3 Minnesota restaurants make it on 50 best burgers in America list

A travel website praised the restaurants' burgers in a recently released list.