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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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Body found in burned out car near Bird Island identified as local farmer

The deceased is a 59-year-old man from rural Bird Island.

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Minneapolis' Khâluna named in Eater's 2022 'Best New Restaurants'

The restaurant, opened in 2021, is known for its Laotian cuisine.

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3 pedestrians struck by drivers Monday in Minnesota; 2 dead

The victims involved a 39-year-old man and two 74-year-old men.

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Shifting storm tracks: Significant storms Friday, next week?

Sven Sundgaard has the details on an interesting forecast.

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Worker suffers serious injury in rooftop fall in rural Minnesota

The man only fell a few feet, but suffered a serious leg injury.

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Minnesota reports massive projected budget surplus of $17.6 billion

The huge surplus comes as the DFL prepares to assume a trifecta of the Legislature and the Governor's House.

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Boil water advisory issued for part of Minneapolis after water main break

The main break caused significant flooding in an area of North Minneapolis Monday evening.

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Deals struck between nursing union and hospitals, potentially averting strike

A strike was scheduled to start on Dec. 11 if a deal was not reached.

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Make the Most of your Solar Panels with Energy Storage

Solar energy is great during the day, but what happens when the sun goes down?

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