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 April 20, 2015. 

In wake of deadly sinking, European Union sets new migrant guidelines

Hundres are feared dead after a boat filled with migrants capsized in the Mediterranean Sea over the weekend. In response, the European Union introduced a 10-point package Monday to address the migrant boat crisis.

[Read more from the BBC]

Forensic analysts 'overstated' hair comparison matches in hundreds of trials

The FBI formally admitted its forensic hair analysis isn't as solid as it seems, with one group saying that in more than 95 percent of the 268 trials reviewed, analysts "overstated" forensic matches in a way that aided the prosecution's case.

[Read more from the Washington Post]

 NYT: There are 1.5 million 'missing' black men in America

The New York Times' data journalism website The Upshot compiled the number of "missing" black men in America – those who should be involved in society, but aren't because they died young or are behind bars. The findings? "More than one out of every six black men who today should be between 25 and 54 years old have disappeared from daily life."

[Read more from the New York Times]

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Woman eats 216 ounces of steak in 30 minutes

A California woman who weighs 120 pounds won a steak-eating contest by devouring about 13 pounds of the meat, plus sides, in less than 30 minutes.

[Read more from NewsChannel 10]

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Eagan-based Villaume Industries pays $90K fine in gender discrimination case

After the Minnesota Department of Human Rights found the company refused to hire women, Villaume committed to reforms


11 more people charged in massive magazine scam plead guilty

In total, 63 people from across the U.S. were charged in what prosecutors called the "largest elder fraud scheme in the nation."

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Wild goalie Alex Stalock claimed off waivers by Oilers

The South St. Paul native will be heading to Edmonton.

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Shakopee GOPer posts DFL lawmaker's personal cell number on Facebook

Rep. Erik Mortensen has been accused of 'doxxing' Twin Cities lawmaker Rep. Jamie Becker-Finn.

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Minneapolis scraps plan to pay 'influencers' to share information during Chauvin trial

The plan to pay influencers to share city-approved messages during the trials of the officers charged in George Floyd's death drew criticism.


Toddler called 911 and said 'baby' was dead, turned out to be her doll

We're checking into whether the doll is named 'Chucky.'

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NCAA Women's Final Four 2022 will be held in Minneapolis

The NCAA unveiled the logo for the 2022 Final Four on Monday.


As golf season approaches, book your round now at Dacotah Ridge GC

The stunning course is designed by world-renowned architect Rees Jones.


Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run in St. Paul Sunday evening

The incident occurred near the intersection of Phalen Boulevard and Atlantic Street.