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 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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Eagan-based Villaume Industries pays $90K fine in gender discrimination case

After the Minnesota Department of Human Rights found the company refused to hire women, Villaume committed to reforms


11 more people charged in massive magazine scam plead guilty

In total, 63 people from across the U.S. were charged in what prosecutors called the "largest elder fraud scheme in the nation."

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Wild goalie Alex Stalock claimed off waivers by Oilers

The South St. Paul native will be heading to Edmonton.

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Shakopee GOPer posts DFL lawmaker's personal cell number on Facebook

Rep. Erik Mortensen has been accused of 'doxxing' Twin Cities lawmaker Rep. Jamie Becker-Finn.

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Minneapolis scraps plan to pay 'influencers' to share information during Chauvin trial

The plan to pay influencers to share city-approved messages during the trials of the officers charged in George Floyd's death drew criticism.


Toddler called 911 and said 'baby' was dead, turned out to be her doll

We're checking into whether the doll is named 'Chucky.'

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NCAA Women's Final Four 2022 will be held in Minneapolis

The NCAA unveiled the logo for the 2022 Final Four on Monday.


As golf season approaches, book your round now at Dacotah Ridge GC

The stunning course is designed by world-renowned architect Rees Jones.


Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run in St. Paul Sunday evening

The incident occurred near the intersection of Phalen Boulevard and Atlantic Street.