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Around the World in 60 Seconds: Today’s top stories

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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for June 17, 2015.

Greece nears EU/Euro exit

After failing to reach a deal with European countries over its economic reforms, an exit from the European Union and Euro currency is in the cards for Greece, its central bank has warned.

[Read more from the BBC]

Prison worker 'plotted husband's murder with escapees'

New York prison worker Joyce Mitchell, who is accused of helping two convicted workers escape, spoke to the men about a plot to kill her husband, according to a prosecutor.

[Read more from NBC News]

Ruling could lead to hike in Uber prices

In a ruling that could impact the price of Uber ride-shares across the country, the California Labor Commission has ruled that one of the app service's drivers is considered an employee, not a contractor, making Uber potentially liable for additional costs such as social security and unemployment insurance.

[Read more from Reuters]

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Hospital chiefs say nursing strike will come at 'worst possible time'

A nurses union announced an almost three-week strike to take place in the Twin Cities.


Sven Sundgaard: What's in store for MN's weather in December?

Sundgaard recaps Minnesota's fall and looks ahead to December.


Manure spill in Wisconsin leads to hours-long main street disruption

The spill was first reported just before 7:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.


Ice Cube to perform 2 nights at Mystic Lake Casino

The rapper hasn't performed in Minnesota since 2018.


Nicollet Mall's new Ties Lounge & Rooftop closes 'indefinitely'

The establishment aimed to reconnect the downtown community.

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Chinese restaurant closing after 50 years in Columbia Heights

The beloved family-owned restaurant will close Dec. 24.

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Kris Laudien leaving KARE 11 after four years on 'Sunrise'

KARE 11 announced the appointment of Jason Hackett to the morning show this week.