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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 24, 2015.

Lafayette theater gunman's motive remains a mystery

While authorities continue to search for the motive in the Lafayette, Louisiana, movie theater shooting that left three dead, including gunman John R. Houser, the shooter's troubled past begins to come into focus. Officials say he had a history of mental illness, and his family feared him.

[Read more from Yahoo! News]

Putin dismisses 110,000 government employees

In a bid to ease his country's economic crisis, Russian President Vladimir Putin brought the axe down on more than 100,000 government officials on Friday. The mass firing is part of a 10 percent "across the board" reduction in government spending.

[Read more from CNN]

Obama visits extended family in Kenya trip

President Barack Obama was greeted by cheering crowds in his first visit as president to Kenya, his late father's home country, on Friday. On his official agenda is a conference on African entrepreneurs, but the commander-in-chief did take some time to dine with his extended family members, including his step-grandmother and sister.

[Read more from Reuters]

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Report: Twins agree to deal with Dylan Bundy

The Twins signed the right-hander with a lockout imminent.

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'Everyone should really be masking up' in public, Malcolm says

The health commissioner said residents have gotten "a little bit lax" with some protective measures.

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Byron Buxton believes he's the best player in baseball

"Nobody [does] the things that I do. I know that."

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Edibles coming to Minnesota's medical marijuana program

MDH also announced it will not add anxiety as qualifying condition.

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Plowable snow possible this weekend in Minnesota

Up to half a foot of snow could fall within the heaviest band.

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Police reveal new details about 'coordinated' Best Buy thefts

A large group stole thousands of dollars in merchandise from three Twin Cities Best Buy stores.

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New tenant revealed for former Libertine spot in Uptown

The space will combine playful art offerings with a restaurant.

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What are Minnesota's chances of a white Christmas this year?

The Twin Cities averages a white Christmas about 3 out of every 4 years.

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'You will not live much longer b***': Rep. Omar shares threatening voicemail

Omar's office received the call hours after Rep. Boebert posted her video about the MN congresswoman.

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ESPN's 'Booger' makes fun of Wild fans' record cup snake

He's the same guy who thought the "Minneapolis Miracle" was bad for the Vikings.

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Woodfired Cantina closes at Keg and Case in St. Paul

Restaurateur Brian Ingram is focusing on growing his other concepts.