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Despite party suspension, French fa...

Despite party suspension, French far-right leader remains liability

France?s National Front has suspended its founder Jean-Marie Le Pen in an effort to distance itself from his divisive views, but people who know the firebrand leader say he remains a liability for the far-right party.
PEN gala honours Charlie Hebdo desp...

PEN gala honours Charlie Hebdo despite uproar

After a storm of controversy that revived a global debate over the ethics of French weekly Charlie Hebdo, the PEN American Center stood its ground and honoured the satirical magazine with its Freedom of Expression Courage Award on Tuesday.
French female journalists fed up wi...

French female journalists fed up with sexist politicians

Wandering hands, lewd comments and incessant text messages asking for dates: these are just some examples of the routine sexism French female journalists say they suffer from at the hands of the country?s politicians. And now they have had enough.
Sarkozy?s UMP party takes step clos...

Sarkozy?s UMP party takes step closer to becoming ?Les Republicains?

France?s UMP (Union for Popular Movement) party, headed by former president Nicolas Sarkozy, took a step closer Tuesday to changing its name to ?Les Republicains? following a vote by its leaders.
Lawmakers back spy bill dubbed ?Fre...

Lawmakers back spy bill dubbed ?French Patriot Act?

French lawmakers voted in favour Tuesday of a new law granting the state sweeping surveillance powers, despite criticism from civil society groups that have dubbed the bill the ?French Patriot Act?.
'Religious profiling' of Muslim ch...

'Religious profiling' of Muslim children in French town causes outcry

French prosecutors announced Tuesday they had launched an investigation into the illegal profiling of students a day after the mayor of Béziers said his town kept statistics on the religious affiliation of its schoolchildren.

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Britain?s closest election in a gen...

Britain?s closest election in a generation goes down to the wire

Campaigning in Britain?s most unpredictable election in a generation entered its final day with the two main parties level in most polls and neither on track to command a majority in the parliament of the world?s fifth largest economy.
Germanwings co-pilot rehearsed desc...

Germanwings co-pilot rehearsed descent on previous flight, investigators say

The Germanwings co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a jet in the Alps in March practised entering the fatal descent settings on the previous, outbound flight, investigators said.
'Religious profiling' of Muslim ch...

'Religious profiling' of Muslim children in French town causes outcry

French prosecutors announced Tuesday they had launched an investigation into the illegal profiling of students a day after the mayor of Béziers said his town kept statistics on the religious affiliation of its schoolchildren.
For French press, UK elections all ...

For French press, UK elections all about EU referendum

While the French public at large is paying scant attention to this week?s parliamentary elections in the United Kingdom, recent press coverage shows many in France fear that the country is getting ready to ditch the EU for good.
Italy passes electoral overhaul to ...

Italy passes electoral overhaul to end chronic instability

In a victory for Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Italian lawmakers have passed a hotly debated electoral law designed to bring stability to a country that has had 63 governments since World War II.
FN founder Jean-Marie Le Pen suspen...

FN founder Jean-Marie Le Pen suspended from far-right party

Jean-Marie Le Pen, the eccentric founder of France?s National Front (FN), was on Monday suspended from the far-right party for making inflammatory comments about the Holocaust.

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Texas lawmakers advance abortion bi...

Texas lawmakers advance abortion bills with little debate

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) ? Abortion is again seizing the spotlight at the Texas Capitol ? but largely only in small doses and mostly without the heated debate and emotion of last session.
Texas incident fuels concern about ...

Texas incident fuels concern about lone-wolf terror attacks

NEW YORK (AP) ? The attempted attack on a provocative cartoon contest in Texas appears to reflect a scenario that has long troubled national security officials: A do-it-yourself terror plot, inspired
Pharmaceutical firm wants lethal in...

Pharmaceutical firm wants lethal injection drugs returned

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) ? A drugmaker has asked states to return supplies of the company's products that could be used for lethal injection in a broad request that included states that don't use the drugs
Texas gay discrimination bill opens...

Texas gay discrimination bill opens complex father-son split

HOUSTON (AP) ? Beau Miller and Patrick Summers have been partners for four years, but last December was the first time they spent Christmas at Miller's parents' home.
Latest on Texas attack: Cornyn says...

Latest on Texas attack: Cornyn says contest was free speech

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Latest on Texas attack: Cornyn says...

Latest on Texas attack: Cornyn says contest was free speech

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Lamar County teams prep for playoff...

Lamar County teams prep for playoff games

Playoff time has come for baseball teams all over the state, and in Lamar County, three teams will enter the postseason all seeking the coveted state championship.
Rangers claim Kickham off waivers, ...

Rangers claim Kickham off waivers, move Rua to 60-day DL

The Texas Rangers have received left-hander Mike Kickham on a waiver claim from Seattle and assigned him to Triple-A Round Rock.
Texas withdraws 'Havoc' basketball ...

Texas withdraws 'Havoc' basketball trademark applications

While VCU lost its basketball coach to the University of Texas, its trademarked "havoc" label is staying in Virginia.
Big 12's Bowlsby backs off title ga...

Big 12's Bowlsby backs off title game talk after meetings

The Big 12 has tapped the brakes on the conference championship game talk.
Wandy Rodriguez helps Rangers to 7-...

Wandy Rodriguez helps Rangers to 7-1 win over Astros

In 7 ˝ seasons with the Astros, Wandy Rodriguez pitched much better in Houston than he did on the road.
Texas the front line on HS ECG deba...

Texas the front line on HS ECG debate

Cody Stephens was trying to shed some of the 290 pounds from his 6-foot-9 frame before graduating high school and attending his first college football training camp three summers ago when he took a na

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12 Unusual City Slogans on Welcome ...

12 Unusual City Slogans on Welcome Signs

This is the sign that welcomes you to the small town of Rennie, Manitoba. The village authorities who came up with this certainly had a sense of humor -and aspirations of someday having something worth bragging about.

Hunting Seasons 2015-16 Preview To ...

Hunting Seasons 2015-16 Preview To Be Made At TFWC's April Meeting In Paris

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will present a preview and recommendations for the 2015-16 hunting and trapping seasons at the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission's April meeting.

Cherry Jones Named Guest of Honor a...

Cherry Jones Named Guest of Honor at Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Fest's Gala

Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival, announced that multi-award winning stage and screen actor Cherry Jones will be the guest of honor of the Gala this year. In 2014, Jones was nominated for a Tony Award and won the Outer Critic's Circle award for her performance as Amanda Wingfield in the critically acclaimed Broadway production of Tennessee Williams ' The Glass Menagerie.

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