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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for June 18, 2015.

Suspect in South Carolina church shooting taken into custody

The suspect accused of fatally shooting nine people at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, has been taken into custody. Federal authorities have opened a hate crime investigation into the shooting.

[Read more from CNN]

Pope calls for 'action now' to save the planet

Pope Francis has demanded swift action to save the planet from environmental ruin, urging the world's leaders to hear "the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor".

[Read more from Reuters]

Brian Williams out; Lester Holt named permanent anchor

Brian Williams, who lost his job as anchor of "NBC Nightly News" after making false statements about his experiences as a reporter, will join MSNBC, while Lester Holt will permanently take over as "Nightly News" anchor.

[Read more from TIME]

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Lives saved as passerby, city workers rescue from 3 from Golden Valley fire

The Golden Valley Fire Department responded to the fire Wednesday morning.

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Caribou Coffee rolls out holiday cups, menu early

The holiday season is underway at some Twin Cities stores, with a nationwide rollout planned for Nov. 5.

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Charges: Timberwolves' Beasley pointed assault rifle at family on a home tour

The family was on the Parade of Homes tour when Beasley allegedly pointed the gun at them, telling them to get off his property.

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Aldi is opening its first store in Winona next month

The new store is part of Aldi's $5 billion expansion across the U.S.

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COVID-19: Minnesota planning rapid testing for young adults

Health officials are in the planning stages of launching a rapid testing option for 18 to 35 year olds.

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Money Gal Coaching: 15 money-saving tips you should consider

Kelly Blodgett started Money Gal Coaching after paying down nearly $50K in debt in 18 months.

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Coller: What's left to watch for Vikings fans?

Matthew Coller writes a weekly Vikings column for BMTN, with more of his work found at Purple Insider.

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Traditional trick-of-treating a no-no, but MDH say there are ways to make it safer

There are safer ways to do trick-or-treating than going door-to-door, health officials say.

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Officers seize 440 fake hand-sanitizing stations at International Falls port

If the items were legitimate, they would have been worth more than $1 million.

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Jason Lewis discharged from the hospital after life-threatening hernia

Lewis will return to his home in Woodbury to recover.

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