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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. 20, 2015.

President Jimmy Carter's cancer has spread to his brain

The former president has confirmed that the cancer for which he was recently treated has spread to his brain, and that he was set to begin radiation treatment Thursday. The 90-year-old Jimmy Carter, who served as the nation's 39th president, says he is "perfectly at ease with whatever comes."

[Read more from the Washington Post]

Koreas exchange artillery fire across DMZ

In a flaring of the longstanding tensions between North and South Korea, the two countries shot artillery shells across their shared demilitarized zone on Thursday. North Korea is now warning that its southern neighbor will face further military consequences if it does not silence loudspeakers blaring "propaganda" across the border.

[Read more from ABC]

Disgraced '19 Kids' star among 'cheaters' revealed in Ashley Madison hack

Josh Duggar, a member of the family at the center of TLC's hit reality show "19 Kids and Counting," is apologizing after hackers exposed him and millions of others as members of the infidelity website "Ashley Madison." He recently admitted to having molested young girls when he was a teenager, leading to the show's cancellation.

[Read more from CNN]

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Snowmobiler goes through the ice on lake near Duluth

Ice thickness varies greatly throughout Minnesota right now.

snow, measuring snow, snow totals

Here's how much snow fell during the weekend winter winter storm

The Highway 2 corridor in north-central Minnesota was the bullseye.

Minneapolis Fire Department

Roof collapses on 3 firefighters in south Minneapolis

The fire happened at a residence east of Lake Nokomis on Sunday.

Joleigha Johnson

42-year-old Minnesota woman missing since December 1

She drives a white 2009 Chevrolet Impala.

icy roads, bad roads

20-year-old killed in crash on icy highway during Sunday snowstorm

More than a foot of snow had fallen in the area where the crash occurred.

Mike Zimmer

Vikings fans clamor for change after latest bad loss under Mike Zimmer

The "fire Mike Zimmer" tweets are raging on Twitter again.

Tony Oliva

Tony Oliva and Jim Kaat are finally heading to Cooperstown

The Twins legends were elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame on Sunday night.

Tanner Morgan

Report: Gophers to play in Guaranteed Rate Bowl

The Gophers will reportedly head to Phoenix to take on West Virginia.

Adam Thielen

Winless Lions beat Vikings on final play of game

Adam Thielen also left early with an ankle injury

Payton Willis / Gopher Basketball

Gophers improve to 7-0 on Willis' late 3-pointer

The Gophers earned back-to-back road victories for the first time since January 2017.

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Woman in critical condition after being shot in the head in St. Paul

Officers responded to the incident at around 2:45 a.m. Saturday.