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 31, 2015.

Ebola vaccine called 'remarkable,' a 'game-changer'

The World Health Organization says a new Ebola vaccine has shown to be 100 percent successful in preliminary tests. While the results were described as "remarkable" and a possible "game-changer," officials are warning caution – the tests are still early, and they expect a final effectiveness rate from 75-100 percent.

[Read more from BBC]

Robberies, burglaries up as Greece deals with debt crisis

Burglaries and robberies in Greece are up through the first six months of the year – a possible side effect of the serious financial and banking issues facing the country. Many locals took cash out of banks, and are storing it (along with other valuables) in their house, making a potentially easy target for thieves.

[Read more from the New York Times]

Toddler killed, family injured in West Bank attack on Palestinian home

An 18-month old Palestinian was killed and three of his family members seriously injured after the family's home on the West Bank was torched. It's being described as a "price tag" attack, believed to be perpetrated by Jewish extremists as retaliation for restrictions on settlements.

[Read more from CNN]

Jon Stewart's final 'Daily Show' guests are ...

Jon Stewart will have three actor/comedians on during his final run on "The Daily Show" next week: Amy Schumer, Denis Leary and Louis C.K. The contents of his final show, slated for Thursday, are still unannounced.

[Read more from the Washington Post]

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coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2

Minnesota confirms America's 1st case of Brazil P.1 COVID strain

The strain was found in a Twin Cities metro resident who recently traveled to Brazil.


Gov. Walz announces education plan aimed at eliminating disparities

The plan covers seven categories, including closing the racial education gap and improving opportunities in rural Minnesota

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Charges: Otsego cleaning business underreported sales

An Otsego woman is accused of owing more than $20,500 in sales tax, penalties and interest.

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Walz gives vaccine providers 3-day, 7-day deadlines to use doses

Those that don't use their allocation will be given less in the future.


Border officers seize more than $550K in counterfeit designer goods

The shipments of fake goods were seized on Jan. 22.

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4 Twin Cities landfills seek to expand capacity

This comes as the area's waste-to-energy facilities are operating at capacity.

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3 of 10 finalists for NCAA's top point guard award have MN ties

Not a bad way to represent the State of... Basketball?

Justice, court

Minnesota grants unconditional pardon to grandmother facing deportation

Gov. Tim Walz says it's the first full pardon granted by the state in 35 years.

covid-19, vaccine

Minnesota changes vaccine appointment process, here's what to know

Walz also announced plans for a mass vaccination event at Xcel Energy Center.

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Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, Jan. 25

The latest figures from MDH have been released.

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Minnesota health leaders say state's vaccine progress better than figures suggest

Minnesota is lagging behind national vaccination rates, but MDH leaders say this is because it's holding 2nd doses in reserve.