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French far-right leader and candidate for the presidential election Marine le Pen, left, waves from a fishing trawler as she arrives from a sea trip in Grau-du-Roi, southern France, Thursday April 27, 2017. After "the battle of Whirlpool," when Marine Le Pen and centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron both went hunting for France's blue-collar vote, the presidential candidates clashed over fish in a return to more traditional campaigning. (AP Photo/Jean-Paul Bonincontro)
April 27, 2017 - 5:10 pm
PARIS (AP) — Presidential candidates Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron fought over fish and Europe's future as they courted France's blue-collar vote Thursday in an increasingly charged campaign. A day after "the battle of Whirlpool," when Le Pen upstaged Macron at a home appliance factory...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows death-row inmate Kenneth Williams. Williams' scheduled execution on April 27, 2017 won't move forward, according to a spokesman for Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. Rutledge said the state will not appeal a federal judge's order staying the execution. (Arkansas Department of Correction via AP)
April 27, 2017 - 5:08 pm
VARNER, Ark. (AP) — The last inmate set to die under Arkansas' compressed execution timetable looked to state and federal courts Thursday in final bids to save his life. Kenneth Williams, 38, is scheduled to die at 7 p.m. Thursday. Court filings Thursday afternoon followed two threads: that...
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French presidential election candidate Emmanuel Macron greets youths during a campaign visit to Sarcelles, north of Paris, Thursday, April 27, 2017. (Martin Bureau, Pool Photo via AP)
April 27, 2017 - 4:25 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on France's presidential election (all times local): 11:20 p.m. French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen is ramping up her campaign for the blue-collar vote with promises to "tame" globalization and protect workers. After upstaging her centrist rival Emmanuel...
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FILE - In this May 7, 1933, file photo, President Franklin D. Roosevelt is shown at his desk at the White House, in Washington, when he outlined his ideas to the nation on a partnership between the government and agriculture, industry, and transportation. He announced measures to be proposed soon to give industrial workers a better deal. A president’s first 100 days can be a tire-squealing roar from the starting line, a triumph of style over substance, a taste of what’s to come or an ambitious plan of action that gets rudely interrupted by world events. (AP Photo)
April 27, 2017 - 3:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A president's first 100 days can be a tire-squealing hustle from the starting line (Franklin Roosevelt), a triumph of style over substance (Jimmy Carter), a taste of what's to come (Ronald Reagan) or an ambitious plan of action that gets rudely interrupted by world events (pick a...
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Police try to block protestors as they enter into the parliament building in Skopje, Macedonia, Thursday, April 27, 2017. Scores of protesters have broken through a police cordon and entered Macedonian parliament to protest the election of a new speaker despite a months-long deadlock in talks to form a new government. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
April 27, 2017 - 2:45 pm
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Scores of protesters, many wearing masks, broke through a police cordon and entered Macedonia's parliament late Thursday, attacking lawmakers to protest the election of a new speaker despite a months-long deadlock in talks to form a new government. The protesters stormed...
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April 27, 2017 - 2:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Rifle Association went all-out to put Donald Trump in the White House and the Republicans who control Congress already are taking steps to ease gun regulations. But groups that want to restrict gun sales say they are undeterred in the face of daunting election results...
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This image released by The Weinstein Company shows Elle Fanning in a scene from "3 Generations." The transgender drama has been reclassified with a PG-13 rating after the distributor made slight tweaks to the film. The Weinstein Co. said Thursday, April 27, 2017, that it made “some edits to the film as a compromise” after the Motion Picture Association of America gave “3 Generations” an R-rating. (George Nicholis/The Weinstein Company via AP)
April 27, 2017 - 2:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Weinstein Co.'s transgender drama "3 Generations" has been reclassified with a PG-13 rating after the distributor made slight tweaks to the movie. The Weinstein Co. said Thursday that it made "some edits to the film as a compromise" after the Motion Picture Association of...
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Tom Hanks attends "The Circle" premiere during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
April 27, 2017 - 2:00 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tom Hanks says he's going on an "NFL moratorium" for two years after his hometown Oakland Raiders leave for Las Vegas, but he didn't explain what that entails. The NFL approved the Raiders' plan to move last month. A $1.9 billion stadium is slated to be built for the team with...
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In this March 31, 2017 photo, retired Santa Fe resident Sheila Hartney, 68, receives a pamphlet promoting a plan to tax sugary sodas and other sweetened beverages from a professional canvasser in Santa Fe, N.M. Voters in New Mexico's capital city have until May 2 to decide whether to levy a new 2-cents-per-ounce tax on sugary soda and other sweetened beverages. The citywide tax would pay to expand early childhood educational programs. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)
April 27, 2017 - 1:54 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — It's being pitched as an educational lifeline for impoverished preschool-aged children and condemned as the latest example of local government overreach sweeping progressive cities from coast to coast. Voters in New Mexico's capital city have until Tuesday to decide whether to...
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Troy Worden, left, president of the Young Republicans and their attorney Harmeet Dhillon, right, talk with the media during a press conference held by the Berkeley College Republicans in Sproul Plaza on the University of California, Berkeley campus in Berkeley, Calif., on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. The event was held to discuss the cancellation of speaker Ann Coulter's appearance on campus. (Dan Honda/East Bay Times via AP)
April 27, 2017 - 1:29 pm
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Far-right supporters planned rallies Thursday to denounce what they called an attempt to silence their conservative views after Ann Coulter said she was forced to cancel a speaking event at the University of California, Berkeley. Amid concerns violence might erupt, police...
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