What to watch for in the first round of the French presidential election – Washington Post

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What to watch for in the first round of the French presidential election – Washington Post
French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech during a March 17 campaign rally in Reims. (Francois Nascimbeni/Agence France-Presse via Getty Images) European elections countdown: In this occasional series, we take a look at what is at stake in the French election.  No matter how the first round of the French presidential election ends today, one thing is

Trump predicts deadly Paris shooting will have ‘big effect’ on key French election – Washington Post

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Trump predicts deadly Paris shooting will have ‘big effect’ on key French election – Washington Post
PARIS — A deadly shootout on Paris’s best-known boulevard darkened the final day of campaigning Friday in France’s pivotal presidential election, as President Trump predicted that the attack would help shape the outcome of voting Sunday. Trump did not elaborate on how the latest apparent Islamist-linked violence could sway the vote, but far-right candidate Marine

Arkansas carries out first execution since 2005 after Supreme Court denies stay requests – Washington Post

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Arkansas carries out first execution since 2005 after Supreme Court denies stay requests – Washington Post
Arkansas late Thursday night carried out the state’s first execution in more than a decade after the U.S. Supreme Court, in a last-minute series of orders, rejected requests by a death-row inmate to stay his lethal injection. The execution followed a wave of criticism and tumult in Arkansas, which had set an unprecedented scheduled of executions, plans that were imperiled by