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 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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Simmons' reunion with 76ers lasts mere days, chance for Wolves?

Woj says the Sixers remain "steadfast" in their plans for Simmons.

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Sub teacher involved in 'sextortion' of more than 10 minors pleads guilty

Some of the minors he knew from the school district where he worked.

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The Ice Castles, a winter favorite, are coming back to the Twin Cities

The popular attraction was canceled last winter due to COVID.

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4 new vendors coming to Rosedale's POTLUCK food hall

Three restaurants and a VR company are opening soon.

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Enbridge misses deadline to fix its groundwater blunder

The company had 30 days to stop the leak it caused by not following its submitted plans.

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Beach Boys bringing 2021 holiday tour to Minnesota

The iconic band's "Holiday Harmonies" tour stops at Treasure Island just before the new year.

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MN, WI attorney generals push SCOTUS to block to Texas abortion law

They say the law is in "direct contravention of nearly a half century of binding precedent."

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UND student killed in plane crash near Minnesota border

The crash happened Monday night just west of the Minnesota border.