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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 Sept. 4, 2015.

Middle-eastern refugees head for Austrian border, fate uncertain

Hoping to ease an ongoing immigration crisis, the Hungarian government has offered to transport to the Austrian border hundreds of migrants from war-torn Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. The refugees hope for asylum in Austria, but it is not yet clear whether the country will let them in.

[Read more from the New York Times]

Rowan County, Kentucky, now issuing gay marriage licenses

A same-sex couple who had made several unsuccessful attempts to obtain a marriage license from the office of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis was finally issued their license on Friday, while Davis remained in jail for having violated court orders. Davis' defense team plans to fight the ruling that declared her in contempt of court.

[Read more from MSNBC]

Out of the blue: Beijing smog strikes back

A brief reprieve from the suffocating smog now common to Beijing, China, is over. The country had ordered factories temporarily shuttered and millions of cars off the road to clear the skies ahead of a massive World War II-themed celebration – and it worked, at least for a while. On Friday morning, the blue skies were once again covered by the signature gray smog.

[Read more from USA Today]

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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.