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France prepares to vote for new president amid high security
Thousands of police will be on duty as voters cast ballots in a hotly-fought presidential election. ... read more

Germany AfD: Right-wingers set to move further right
Delegates at the AfD conference reject efforts by its leader to make the party more moderate. ... read more

General election: Tory victory 'will not strengthen May's Brexit hand'
Guy Verhofstadt says the PM's decision to hold an election is "political opportunism". ... read more

Play-off suspended after Nastase is sent off
Romania captain Ilie Nastase is banned from the Fed Cup tie against Great Britain after an incident that leaves Johanna Konta in tears. ... read more

Michele Scarponi: Italian cyclist dies in training crash
Italian cyclist Michele Scarponi dies aged 37 after being involved in a collision with a van during a training ride. ... read more

Russian MP Seleznev incensed after son jailed in US
Valery Seleznev said the sentence was "passed by man-eaters" and that his son was "abducted". ... read more

German region Baden-Wuerttemberg pilots housework vouchers
Employees working extra hours get vouchers to help with housework such as cleaning and ironing. ... read more

Borussia Dortmund bombs: 'Speculator' charged with bus attack
A 28-year-old allegedly attacked the bus, injuring one footballer, to earn from falling share prices. ... read more

French election: Accusations of Paris attack 'exploitation'
The accusations against the politicians come on the last day of campaigning in France's election race. ... read more

Brain Tumour Charity cautious about Italy mobile phone ruling
Charity urges caution after a ruling in Italy about mobile phone use and brain tumour growth. ... read more

Russia's Aeroflot airline defeats discrimination claims
Moscow courts reject flight attendants' claims that Aeroflot favours slim, attractive women. ... read more

Clint Eastwood directs Paris train terror film
The film will be based on the true story of passengers stopped a terror attack on a train to Paris in 2015. ... read more

How Rome's rubbish is powering Austrian homes
A deal has been struck to transport up to 70,000 tonnes of Roman household refuse to Austria this year. ... read more

Chechen gay men 'flee for their lives'
A Chechen man says he suffered "terrible torture" by security forces - as the Kremlin denies the claims. ... read more

'Stay back... the area's dangerous'
Police clear the Champs Elysees in Paris following a shooting in the area. ... read more

Paris shooting: Eyewitness heard 'two or three shots'
An eyewitness describes the scene on the Champs Elysees where a police officer was shot dead. ... read more

'He was like gold dust'
The BBC's Nick Garnett recalls interviewing Xavier Jugelé, the officer killed on the Champs Elysees. ... read more

Trash on the tracks
Austria is providing an ingenious solution to the desperate problem of overflowing rubbish in Rome. ... read more

Brand Masha
Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova returns to action next week looking to boost her sponsor appeal. ... read more

Budapest on the boil
Hungary's squeeze on the liberal Central European University is like Russian tactics, critics say. ... read more

56-year-old who played Joanie on 'Happy Days' found unresponsive, authorities say
Actress Erin Moran, best known for her kid sister role in the '70s sitcom "Happy Days," has died. Authorities in Indiana found her body Saturday afternoon after getting a 911 call at 4:07 p.m. for "an unresponsive female," the Harrison County Sheriff's Department said. She was 56.
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Erin Moran on life after 'Happy Days'
In 1981, actress Erin Moran discussed what she would like to do once "Happy Days" ended.
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People we've lost in 2017
A look back at notable people who have died in 2017.
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Stores closing at epic pace
Brokerage firm Credit Suisse said in a research report released earlier this month that it's possible more than 8,600 brick-and-mortar stores will close their doors in 2017.
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Doctors charged in first genital mutilation case in US
In the first federal case involving female genital mutilation filed in the United States, two Michigan doctors and the wife of one of the doctors have been charged with performing the banned procedure on two 7-year-old girls.
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Taliban in disguise raid Afghan base; at least 100 casualties
Taliban fighters dressed in military uniforms raided an army base in northern Afghanistan, raking it with gunfire in an hours-long attack that killed or injured more than 100 soldiers, officials said.
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Tempers flare, mom in tears on airline
American Airlines is investigating after a video surfaced on social media showing a confrontation between a passenger and an airline employee aboard one of its flights.
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Video shows altercation on flight
American Airlines is investigating after a video surfaced on social media showing a confrontation between a passenger and a flight attendant aboard one of its flights.
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'O'Reilly Factor's' awkward final show
The final episode of "The O'Reilly Factor" aired without any reference to the sexual harassment allegations against fired host Bill O'Reilly.
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Hash-brown maker: Golf balls may have been sliced along with potatoes
You have an early-morning golf match. You make coffee and contemplate the optimal breakfast to help you hit the ball straighter and calm those first-tee jitters.
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DHS chief: Trump 'will be insistent' on money for wall
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Saturday that he believes President Donald Trump "will be insistent" that lawmakers include money for a US-Mexico border wall in a spending bill that they need to pass by Friday to avoid a government shutdown.
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Putin builds huge Arctic military base
CNN's Brian Todd reports on a sprawling, futuristic Russian base in the Arctic, and Vladimir Putin's intentions for the region.
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GOP leaders withhold budget plan details from rank and file, fearing leaks
House Republicans return from spring recess to a jam-packed week needing to keep the government's lights on before a Friday funding deadline and unsure if there will be time to make substantial progress on President Donald Trump's priority to repeal and replace Obamacare.
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Trump awards Purple Heart at Walter Reed
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited Walter Reed Medical Center on Saturday, where the President awarded the Purple Heart to a wounded soldier.
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Why you should care about the French election
A presidential election in France is not usually the sort of thing that I would tell you to pay attention to. After all, it's hard enough to convince people that they should pay attention to elections in this country.
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Surgeon general is asked to resign
Surgeon General Vivek Murthy was asked to resign by the White House on Friday after assisting in the transition to the Trump administration.
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Palin gets backlash for photo
Sarah Palin is receiving backlash for a picture taken in front of former first lady Hillary Clinton's portrait at the White House with Ted Nugent and Kid Rock.
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Women in science share a message: Don't give up
From across the fields of science they came, marching to show that women in science have a lot to say.
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Crowds rally worldwide to fight alternative facts with real ones
Crowds of people are marching Saturday in the United States and around the world in support of science and evidence-based research, in a protest fueled by opposition to US President Donald Trump's environmental and energy policies.
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Bill Nye: Science made America great
I was proud to join thousands of concerned citizens, scientists and engineers in Saturday's March for Science. With more than 600 marches taking place around the world, we conveyed that science is political, not partisan, and science should shape our policies.
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Trump Demands May Complicate Negotiations to Avoid Shutdown
The White House is preparing for the worst but hoping for the best as it plans for the possibility of a government shutdown next week. ... read more

March for Science Protesters Say They're the Real Patriots
Lovers of science got their day in the rain Saturday as they cheered their passions. ... read more

Erin Moran, Who Played Joanie on 'Happy Days', Dead at 56
Erin Moran, who played Richie Cunningham's little sister in "Happy Days" was found dead Saturday, the Harrison County, Indiana, sheriff's office said. ... read more

U.S. Surgeon General Replaced Under Trump Administration
Murthy, 39, said his appointment under Obama to the post was a humbling experience. He is being replaced by Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams. ... read more

Pioneering Journalist Cecilia Alvear Pushed for More Latinos in Newsrooms
Pioneering Journalist Cecilia Alvear died after a battle with breast cancer. She was 77. ... read more

Does the Trump Administration's Islam Rhetoric Make the US Less Safe?
Law enforcement officials told NBC News that Muslim-Americans may be becoming reluctant to cooperate with a government they increasingly mistrust. ... read more

Border Wall 'Catastrophic' for Endangered Species: Activists
Scientists and conservationists said such drastic increases in border security could be devastating for hundreds of species. ... read more

Judge Won't Block Executions of Two Arkansas Inmates
A federal district judge in Arkansas declines to block the use of the drug midazolam in the execution of two inmates scheduled to die on Monday. ... read more

Flight Attendant Suspended After Confronting Passenger Holding Baby
American Airlines is investigating after a video showed the aftermath of an argument between a flight attendant and a sobbing woman passenger. ... read more

Trump to Appear at Rally, Not Correspondents' Dinner
President Donald Trump revealed on Saturday what he would be doing instead of attending the White House Correspondents' Dinner — holding a rally. ... read more

Bill O'Reilly's Firing and the Women Who Made It Happen
Lawrence O'Donnell talks with Lisa Bloom, who represents three new Bill O'Reilly accusers. She says Fox News was forced to fire O'Reill ... read more

Abducted Tennessee Teen Reunited With Family: Lawyer
The 15-year-old was in a safe location with her family and resting comfortably after police found her in a remote California cabin earlier this week. ... read more

Trump Awards Purple Heart at Walter Reed Military Hospital
Trump awarded the purple heart to an Army sergeant wounded in Afghanistan, in the first of what will likely be many he will likely award. ... read more

Tennis Legend Under Fire for Slam About Serena Williams
Ilie Nastase was also at the center of a reported tirade Saturday in which he was escorted out of a match for 'unsportsmanlike conduct.' ... read more

Why Military Force Against North Korea Might Not Work
Trump's presidency has seen tensions ratcheting up over the Korean peninsula. ... read more

How Berkeley Became a New Battleground For Free Speech
Many in the Berkeley community feel that recent clashes have turned their city into a powder-keg on the brink. ... read more

Family of Aaron Hernandez's Victim Asks Patriots to Pay
'That would be the right thing to do,' said a family attorney for Odin Lloyd, who was fatally shot in June 2013. ... read more

French Women Rally Around Hard-Right Candidate With Softer Image
There is a quiet army on the march in France — female National Front supporters — who could well tip the balance of the election and send the hard-right party to the presidency. ... read more

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