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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for July 14, 2015.

Historic Iran nuclear deal is reached

Iran and world powers reached a historic deal early Tuesday for Tehran to curb its nuclear program in exchange for the easing of economic sanctions. The Islamic republic has been negotiating with the U.S., Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China for years.

[Read more from NBC News]

Harper Lee's second book is released

The sequel to Harper Lee's seminal novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" hit the shelves in more than 70 countries today. But some have canceled their pre-orders of "Go Set A Watchman" after it was revealed "Mockingbird" hero Atticus Finch has been depicted as a segregationist in the follow-up.

[Read more from the Wall Street Journal]

Trump leads GOP field, but lags behind Clinton

Donald Trump has surged to the top of a crowded Republican presidential field, according to a USA Today/Suffolk University Poll, but the billionaire is also the weakest competitor among the top seven GOP candidates against Democrat Hillary Clinton.

[Read more from USA Today]

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St. Croix County GOP chair resigns after incendiary post on official website

John Kraft sparked controversy with his 'Prepare for War' post on the party website earlier this month.

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Ann Kim's new restaurant, Sooki & Mimi, to open in February

The James Beard Award winner is the brains behind Young Joni, Pizzeria Lola, and Hello Pizza.

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Firefighters rescue worker after trench fall in Rochester

The construction worker fell about 15 feet.

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Grand Marais mayor's dog survives attack by wolves

He heard his 65-pound dog "screaming bloody murder" and then saw the wolves chasing her.

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Minnesota's COVID vaccine appointment site goes live

Huge demand was expected when the site went live at noon.

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Duluth woman is hiking 1,000-plus miles on the Ice Age Trail this winter

She could be the second person ever to finish a winter-thru hike of the Wisconsin trail.

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Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, January 19

Two days in a row with fewer than 1,000 new cases.

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After fire destroyed their house, couple forced to euthanize beloved dog

The couple's daughter has launched a fundraiser for her parents.

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Investigation after teacher accused of lewd act during distance learning

No charges have been filed yet and the staff member has not been identified.

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Investigation after assistant principal displays "joke" Gadsden flag during announcements

"My apologies to anybody who was offended by that part of the snake that was on that comic and it's been taken down."

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