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. 9, 2015.

Davis supporters call for firing of 'cowardly clerks' who issued gay marriage licenses

Attorneys for Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses and was jailed on contempt of court, haven't said whether she'll fire any of the deputy clerks who granted the permits while she was behind bars. Her supporters have called for their termination. Davis was freed from jail on Tuesday.

[Read more from Reuters]

E.U. wants member states to bear the brunt of refugee crisis

In a Wednesday speech, European Union President Jean-Claude Juncker called on member nations to take on hundreds of thousands of refugees from war-torn Middle-Eastern countries. Greece, Hungary and Italy have been struggling with the sudden influx of migrants.

[Read more from USA Today]

Supersized iPad among Apple's new releases

Apple introduced to the world on Wednesday a new line of consumer devices, including a revamped iPhone that CEO Timothy D. Cook called "the most advanced smartphone in the world." Also among the products is a new Apple TV and a much larger iPad, which is aimed at offering users a more serious computing experience.

[Read more from The New York Times]

Queen Elizabeth becomes Britain's longest-reigning monarch

No one's been on the British throne longer than Queen Elizabeth II, who assumed the crown when she was 25-years-old in 1952 and has reigned for 63 years and 216 days. Though she's beaten the record of the previous longest-serving monarch – Queen Victoria, her great-great-grandmother – Elizabeth celebrated Wednesday's milestone with little fanfare.

[Read more from CNN]

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Apple Valley High School

ISD 196 moves to full distance learning for grades 6-12

The decision was announced as infection rates in Dakota County rise.

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Minnesota Zoo launches activities to get people embracing nature

The zoo is hosting a pumpkin scavenger hunt and a "Do the Zoo, Not Zoom Day."

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25 counties have COVID-19 infection rates associated with distance learning

County-level data is no longer the only source districts have to rely on to make informed decisions about which learning model to use.

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Election 2020 preview: Minnesota's Senate race

Incumbent Tina Smith will take on former Congressman Jason Lewis.

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President Trump railing against capacity limits for Friday's Rochester rally

A contract with the city limits capacity to 250 people, but Trump says they were expecting 25,000.

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Man injured as his gun goes off during pat-down search from St. Paul police

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the incident.

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Appeals court changes rules for MN absentee ballots received after Election Day

Pending a further challenge, votes received after 8 p.m. on Election Day may not be counted.

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Confusion over where Trump campaign rally will be held Friday

It sounds like it'll be held at the airport in Rochester.

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This video of the Lowry Hill Tunnel walls being cleaned is oddly satisfying

The tunnel will be closed overnight Thursday for cleaning.

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Gray wolf removed from the endangered species list

A decision on whether they can be hunted in Minnesota will come later.