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New York Times
What to Watch For as France Goes to the Polls to Elect a New President
New York Times
French voters at a polling station in Paris on Sunday for the final round of the presidential election. Credit Eric Gaillard/Reuters. After a bitter campaign, a vicious second-round debate and a hacking attack against one candidate, the polls opened on ...

New York Times
Years After Boko Haram Kidnapping, Dozens of Girls Are Freed, Nigeria Says
New York Times
A group of Chibok girls who were released by Boko Haram in Abuja, Nigeria, in October 2016. About 80 more girls have been freed, a Nigerian official said on Saturday. Credit Philip Ojisua/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. DAKAR, Senegal — Dozens ...

Washington Post
In a Beijing ballroom, Kushner family pushes $500000 'investor visa' to wealthy Chinese
Washington Post
BEIJING — The Kushner family came to the United States as refugees, worked hard and made it big — and if you invest in Kushner properties, so can you. That was the message delivered Saturday by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner's sister Nicole ...

Daily Beast
Kiev's Battle of the Rainbow: Gays, Thugs, and a Soviet Monument
Daily Beast
The Eurovision Song contest, to be held in Ukraine next week and watched by as many as 180 million people, has been embraced by liberals. But nationalists are not happy. Anna Nemtsova. 05.06.17 9:15 PM ET. KIEV—A giant banner unfurled over Kiev's ...

Washington Post
Experts: Convicting ex-officer in teen's death will be tough
Washington Post
HOUSTON — Authorities who've charged a white suburban Dallas police officer with murder in a black teenager's death face a tough task in getting a conviction as few of these cases go to trial and, when they do, juries remain reluctant to second guess ...

Washington Post
'Nobody dies because they don't have access to health care,' GOP lawmaker says. He got booed.
Washington Post
A conservative Republican congressman from Idaho is drawing criticism for his response to a town-hall attendee's concerns about how his party's health-care bill would affect Medicaid recipients. “You are mandating people on Medicaid to accept dying ...

New York Times
Hamas Picks Ismail Haniya as Leader as Power Balance Shifts to Gaza
New York Times
Ismail Haniya in Gaza City in 2014. On Saturday, Mr. Haniya was officially named the senior leader of the militant group Hamas. Credit Suhaib Salem/Reuters. JERUSALEM — Ismail Haniya, a longtime leader of Hamas in Gaza, was on Saturday officially ...

Reuters
Syria fighting eases as Russian deal takes effect
Reuters
Relief workers unload humanitarian aid in the rebel-held besieged Syrian town of Douma, Damascus, Syria May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh. By Lisa Barrington | BEIRUT. BEIRUT Fighting between Syrian rebel and government forces eased on ...

BBC News
Prince Edward says 'the show goes on' as the Duke of Edinburgh retires
BBC News
The show will go on when the Duke of Edinburgh steps down from public duties as other royal family members take on his roles, the Earl of Wessex says. But Prince Edward, the first royal to publicly comment about the decision, said the 95-year-old will ...

Crux: Covering all things Catholic
Despite it all, Francis and Trump may just hit it off
Crux: Covering all things Catholic
When President Donald Trump and Pope Francis meet in the Vatican on May 24, in many ways it will be a study in contrasts -- Francis the man of simplicity and humility, Trump an icon of bombast. Yet the two figures actually share a surprising number of ...

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