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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 Aug. 11, 2015.

EPA head 'absolutely deeply sorry' for toxic river spill

Just days after Environmental Protection Agency cleanup workers inadvertently released three million gallons of toxic sludge into a multi-state river system, agency chief Gina McCarthy issued an apology for the spill. On Monday, the governors of Colorado and New Mexico declare emergencies over the gold mine breach.

[Read more from Wall Street Journal]

State of emergency, arrests continue in Ferguson, Missouri

In the wake of a shooting and other violence during demonstrations honoring the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen, a year ago, roughly 150 people have been arrested. The state of emergency declared by St. Louis County on Monday remains in effect.

[Read more from Reuters]

'Missile parts' from Ukraine jetliner crash under microscope

Officials in the Netherlands are now turning to recovered missile fragments as they investigate who perpetrated the suspected attack that took down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. All 298 people aboard the jet died when the plane went down in Eastern Ukraine.

[Read more from the New York Times]

Scientists: Universe undergoing 'slow death'

A team of international researchers say evidence from powerful microscopes shows that the energy output from about 200,000 galaxies is decreasing, as star formation and light slowly begins to wane. Don't worry, though – the predicted "end" of the universe is an unimaginably long time (about a 100 billion years from now) away.

[Read more from the Washington Post]

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With KAT out, Timberwolves can't upset Nets

D'Angelo Russell stepped up but couldn't overcome Brooklyn's firepower.

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Everson Griffen confirms he has bipolar disorder

"I’ve been running from it a long time. I’m not ashamed of it anymore.”

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St. Cloud suspect now charged in two local murder cases

Both murders happened within a day of each other in June.

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Twin Cities police ask for help finding missing 16-year-old

Police say all her family and friends have been contacted, and none of them know where she is.

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MPD releases photos of shooting suspect, asks for public's help

The man is wanted in connection with a fatal shooting that happened Wednesday evening.

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Support grows for Redmon's Popcorn after shop's sudden closure

The county also commented on the situation, saying it hopes to help owner Zack Redmon.

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Prior Lake HS investigating another 'racist' video involving student

The principal said the social media video was reported to them this week.

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Walz: Minnesota has secured 1 million rapid, at-home COVID tests for kids

It comes as the delta variant continues to surge in Minnesota, and the omicron variant might follow.

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Forest Service limiting permits to BWCAW due to damage, overcrowding

Visitors have been cutting down trees and have been forced to compete for campsites.

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Lockdown update: Armed man threatened to go to Kimball High School

A high school and elementary school near St. Cloud went into lockdown as a precaution.

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People in Chaska are flushing the wrong crap down the toilet

Water and sewer crews in Chaska have had to clean the same pump four times in the past seven days.