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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 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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Justin Jefferson

Vikings-49ers: 5 things you can count on

Sunday's matchup is a pivotal game in the NFC playoff picture.

Gopher Football

Watch: Gophers troll Badgers with 'Jump Around' after Saturday's win

First they took Paul Bunyan's Axe. Then they took their tradition.

Brandon Richart, missing person

Search underway for missing man in Anoka area

Brandon Richart was last seen Nov. 17.

U.S. Bank Stadium

5 teams win first state championships at Prep Bowl

A pair of records fell as the Prep Bowl lived up to the hype.

ashley Carlson

Remains of missing WI mom found in Pine County, MN

Ashley Miller-Carlson was 33 years old.

D'Angelo Russell

D'Lo's late takeover helps Timberwolves win double-OT thriller

Russell caught fire to help the Timberwolves get back to .500.

Gopher Football

Gophers suffocate Badgers, reclaim Paul Bunyan's Axe

Minnesota picked up its first home win over the Badgers since 2003.

Meeker County Sheriff's Office

Boy, 6, run over after falling off trailer in Meeker Co. tree farm accident

He was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center with internal injuries.

Target store

Target unveils deals for 2-day 'Cyber Monday' event

The promotion kicks off Sunday, November 28.

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Edina police warn of recent burglary trend targeting garages and vehicles

The Edina Police Department is increasing patrols in affected neighborhoods in response to the trend.