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 19, 2015.

Suspect in Charleston shooting charged with 9 counts of murder

The 21-year-old man authorities say fatally shot nine people at a historic Charleston, South Carolina, church Wednesday night is now charged with nine counts of murder. “I just want everybody to know ... I forgive you,” the daughter of Ethel Lance, one of the victims, told Dylann Storm Roof in court Friday.

[Read more from the Post and Courier]

Obama administration proposes rule to limit truck emissions

In an effort to lessen carbon emissions, President Barack Obama's administration issued a new proposal to require trucks be more fuel efficient. The proposal, which is open to public comment, would require truck manufacturers improve a vehicle's fuel efficiency by one-third – up from the current average of 6 mpg.

[Read more from the New York Times]

Concern over Greek banks as payment deadline nears

The Greek government owes €1.6B Euros to the International Monetary Fund, and, if a payment isn't made by June 30, the country will default. In anticipation of that, Greeks have reportedly drawn billions of Euros from their bank accounts this past week – causing concern about the health of the financial sector.

[Read more from the BBC]

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Twins decline 2021 option on Sergio Romo

The Twins begin a potential overhaul in the bullpen.

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'Scalpel approach' gives MN schools chance to keep playing sports

County infection rates are no longer the only thing that matters.


With the help of HVAC, Circus Juventas will host its first holiday shows

After months of canceled classes and shows, Circus Juventas is hosting its first ever holiday show, with safety precautions.

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Vikings send Cameron Dantzler to COVID-19/reserve list

Dantzler's placement leaves the Vikings paper-thin at cornerback heading into Green Bay.

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Elections 2020 preview: 7th Congressional District

Will Collin Peterson hang on for yet another term?

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Zimmer explains why he called Hunter's neck injury a 'tweak'

The coach also said Dalvin Cook should return from injury this week.


60 charged in magazine scam that netted $300M

It's being called the largest elder fraud scheme in the country.

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The Star Tribune is shutting down City Pages

The free newspaper was bought by the Star Tribune in 2015.

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Coronavirus: Billy's on Grand will close for winter

The restaurant is among a growing list of eateries to close for the winter months.