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 May 22, 2015.

Ireland votes on gay marriage

A historic vote in Ireland, as more than 3 million people could head to the polls to decide whether the country should legalize gay marriage. It's the first country to ask voters directly with a referendum. Results will be announced Saturday.

[Read more from The Guardian]

First round of Clinton emails released

The State Department released about 300 of Hillary Clinton's emails Friday, the first batch of many expected to come.

[Read more from CNN]

Eiffel Tower closed after staff walkout

One of the world's most iconic landmarks, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, was shut down for six hours Friday after workers there walked off. The reason? They say pickpocket gangs are becoming threatening, and want more help from management.

[Read more from the BBC]

Netflix releases 'Wet Hot American Summer' series photos

Streaming giant Netflix released the first cast images of its new original series "Wet Hot American Summer," starring Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Jon Hamm and others. It's a prequel to the 2001 movie of the same name.

[Read more from AV Club]

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Gov. Walz announces $1M in grants to boost Minnesota tourism

The money will be used for marketing efforts to attract people to Minnesota's hard-hit tourist spots.

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Nov. 25 COVID-19 update: 72 deaths ties Minnesota's single-day high

A COVID-19 update will not be provided on Thanksgiving Day.


Revival to open its fourth Twin Cities location

The fried chicken and smoked meat maestros are moving to St. Louis Park.

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St. Paul to open two extra temporary shelters for homeless people

Mayor Melvin Carter announced the new shelters will be opened in the event of excess demand.

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Minnesota once again had the highest election turnout in the country

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a record percentage of voters also sent in absentee ballots.

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Minneapolis man sentenced to 30 years for death in robbery gone wrong

James Moore was sentenced in the death of Malik Smith.

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St. Paul homicide suspect arrested by FBI in Chicago

A 34-year-old Minneapolis man was killed in the Nov. 14 shooting.

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Sanford Health 'parts ways' with CEO after his face mask comments

Kelby Krabbenhoft had been with the company since 1996.

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What's open and closed in Minnesota on Thanksgiving Day 2020?

Most services will not be running on Thursday and unlike most years, many stores will be closed, too.


How a turkey's brush with celebrity in Bloomington came to a tragic end

DNR: if you care about wild animals, stop feeding them