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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. 20, 2015.

Liberal Trudeau sweeps his way to Canada's top job

Liberal Justin Trudeau has won the race to become Canada's next prime minister, routing incumbent Conservative Stephen Harper in Monday's election. Among his election promises were pushing for the legalization of marijuana, and dropping out of the U.S.-led bombing of the Islamic State.

[Read more from the New York Times]

Dog origins traced to Asia

One of the most comprehensive genetic surveys yet has determined that the world's dogs can trace their origins to Central Asia. The study led by Cornell University found that today's dogs originally derive from wild wolves that were tamed and introduced into human hunting groups, probably in Mongolia or Nepal.

[Read more from BBC News]


Slovenia requests extra police to stem refugee flow

Slovenia has asked the European Union to send additional police forces to its border with Croatia to help stem the flow of refugees and migrants fleeing conflict in the Middle East across their borders. About 19,500 have entered the tiny country since Friday as they seek a way into Austria and other western European nations.

[Read more from Reuters]

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Animales Barbeque Co. looks to open brick-and-mortar location

The popular food truck has partnered with the owner of Billy Sushi.

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Minneapolis will waive pet adoption fees on Friday

Pet licensing fees still apply to adoptions at the event.


Family who endured car theft ordeal surprised with trip to Universal Orlando

A father rescued his four children after a thief jumped in his car while he was getting something from his trunk.


Charges: Teen speeding before crash that killed mother, injured her son

The teenager was driving at speeds between 72-89 mph at the time of the crash.

Northland Vapor in Moorhead, Minn.

Northland Vapor calls St. Paul regulators 'overzealous' in lawsuit over THC sales

The small Minnesota business said the lawsuit was "misleading" and "shameful."


Excelsior chocolate shop ransacked by thieves to reopen

Truffle Hill will reopen to the public on Friday.

Company agrees to changes after child workers found in MN meat plants

An investigation found children ages 13-17 working hazardous jobs at the plants.


Drinks can company to lay off almost 100 workers, close St. Paul plant

State authorities were informed of the impending closure.


Suspect in Minneapolis bar killing charged with weapons crime

The suspect has not been charged with murder in the case as of Wednesday.