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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 Oct. 26, 2015.

Emotional family of Oklahoma parade crash suspect breaks silence

A judge set has set bail at $1 million for the 25-year-old woman accused of intentionally driving her car into spectators at Oklahoma State University's homecoming parade. The woman's tearful family addressed reporters. Her father said, "she might have underlying problems that I wasn't fully aware of," but he and other family members expressed shock at the accusations.

[Read more from NBC News]

Hundreds in Afghanistan and Pakistan killed in earthquake

More than 200 people in Afghanistan and Pakistan are dead after a Monday earthquake that early indications show was a magnitude 7.5. Reports say thousands of homes have been damaged or destroyed.

[Read more from the New York Times]

SNL under pressure to nix Donald Trump

In light of derogatory remarks Donald Trump has made about Mexican immigrants to the United States, a growing number of critics say he shouldn't host the Nov. 7 episode of NBC's "Saturday Night Live." Those asking the show to remove him include civil rights activists and U.S. lawmakers.

[Read more from the Los Angeles Times]

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Hawks bury Timberwolves in 3-point barrage

Without D'Angelo Russell, the Wolves couldn't keep up with the Hawks.

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Kirk Ciarocca returning to Gophers as offensive coordinator

The architect of the 2019 offense will look to revive the Gophers.

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Klobuchar says Congress should pass law to protect abortion rights

Her comments came as the Supreme Court appears poised to weaken — or gut — Roe v. Wade

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Police ask for public's help finding Mpls. woman missing a week

The 36-year-old hasn't been seen or heard from recently.

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Hello, winter: List of the coldest wind chills in MN Monday morning

The state went from a relatively mild start of the season, to downright frigid wind chills.


1 CWD-positive deer in Brainerd Lakes area, so surveillance will continue

The CWD monitoring measures were supposed to end after this year.

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MN program will train, hire 1,000 nursing assistants for long-term care

The facilities are facing a severe staffing shortage.

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Minnesota State Fair reestablishes a police department

The fair had been contracting with the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office.

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Minnetonka to consider removing middle school mask requirement

The school board has been impressed by vaccination rates among middle school students.

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Friday winter storm could hit Twin Cities, southern Minnesota

Meteorologist Sven Sundgaard is already monitoring the forecast.

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Teen student arrested for threats toward MN middle school

The Sauk Rapids middle school and high school were closed Monday.


Rally for trans child outed during Hastings school board race draws big crowd

Hastings has been in the spotlight since the child's family was featured in a CNN story.