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Around the World in 60 Seconds: Today’s top stories

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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Oct. 7, 2015.

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Boy recovering after 'internal decapitation'

A toddler in Australia has had his spine reattached to his head after he was "internally decapitated" following a high-speed car accident. 16-month-old Jaxon Taylor is miraculously learning to walk and talk again after a six hour operation grafting his vertebrae together again, after the impact tore them apart from his head, and repairing his spinal cord.

[Read more from NBC News]

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Russia launches missile strikes 'on Islamic State'

Russia says it has launched cruise missile strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria from warships in the Caspian Sea. Moscow has also denied that many of the strikes it has launched this week have been at non-IS targets, namely Syrian rebels opposed to the regime of President Assad.

[Read more from the BBC]

 Clinton comes out in opposition of trade deal

Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton has come out in opposition of the landmark trade agreement between 12 Pacific nations that is strongly supported by President Obama. The Trans Pacific Partnership would create one of the largest free trade areas in the world, but she says her concerns about currency manipulation and the benefits major companies may get compared to consumers have not been addressed.

[Read more from The Guardian]

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Man fatally shot overnight in north Minneapolis

The shooting was reported around 2:20 a.m.

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Campsites closed at Voyageurs National Park due to 'historic' water levels

All backcountry trails and campsites are closed, as well as many frontcountry sites.

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Lawmakers reach agreement on tax cuts ahead of session's end

Lawmakers announced they had reached a deal on a tax bill Saturday ahead of the looming session deadline.

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Victims of daytime drive-by shooting in Robbinsdale identified

The two men died after a hail of bullets struck a vehicle.

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Source of 'loud explosion' in Brooklyn Park a mystery

The noise was investigated by police, but no source could be determined.

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COVID: All Americans over 50 advised to get a second booster

Cases, hospitalizations and deaths are on the rise again as new COVID variants emerge.

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2 Minnesotans inducted into White Castle's Hall of Fame

White Castle — it's what a man in Minneapolis and another in Woodbury, crave.

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Video shows officers ended pursuit before fatal crash in Anoka

The crash occurred when the driver fled police during an attempted traffic stop in Coon Rapids.

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6-year-old Eli Hart identified as boy found dead in car trunk

The kindergartner's father was trying to get full custody of his son.

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Boy found dead in trunk of car in Mound was kindergartner

"It is horrifying and difficult to process a tragedy of this magnitude, especially in our close-knit community," the superintendent wrote.

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Man found yelling for help after being shot in Minneapolis

The shooting occurred on the 800 block of Elwood Avenue North at around 9:15 p.m.

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Minneapolis North principal says she was fired, district says otherwise

“MPS requires schools to follow protocols in times like that and I did not,” Friestleben said.

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