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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 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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'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.

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Video: 'THE fattest bear we have ever seen' spotted on MN trail camera

"This might be THE fattest bear we have ever seen in our area," researchers said.

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Guilty plea from man who stockpiled guns, equipment to make bombs, drugs

Prosecutors say he had multiple guns, items to make weapons and pipe bombs, and lab equipment to make drugs.

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Here is Polaris' new electric Ranger off-road vehicle

The Minnesota-based company unveiled the electric UTV on Wednesday.


MN women's soccer team narrows name, logo options to final 3

The winning nickname and logo will be announced in January.

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2nd period surge leads Wild to fourth straight win

With three goals in the second, the Wild blasted the last-place Coyotes.

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Late-tip in helps Gophers pass first big test, improve to 6-0

Luke Loewe's bucket with 2.4 seconds remaining helped the Gophers stay undefeated.