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Emmanuel Macron married his high school teacher

If Emmanuel Macron wins the French presidential election, the country’s new first lady will be a woman 25 years older than he — who taught him in high school. Macron, 39, met wife Brigitte Trogneux,…


Potheads plan ‘smoke-in’ near Capitol

WASHINGTON — After a pot giveaway that led to eight arrests, marijuana legalization supporters are returning to the U.S. Capitol — and this time they plan to light up. Activists say they expect to be…



Xi asks Trump to show restraint with North Korea

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for restraint when dealing with North Korea during a Monday phone call with President Trump – as Japan conducted joint military drills with US naval forces off the Korean peninsula….



Arkansas prepares for historic double execution

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Two condemned Arkansas killers who admit they’re guilty but fear their poor health could lead to extreme pain during lethal injections set for Monday might become the first inmates put to…


New Orleans begins to take down Confederate statues

[embedded content] Workers in New Orleans began removing the first of four prominent Confederate monuments early Monday, the latest Southern institution to sever itself from symbols viewed by many as a representation of racism and…


Israel pauses to remember Holocaust victims

JERUSALEM — Israel has come to a standstill as people stopped in their tracks for a two-minute siren that wailed across the country in remembrance of the Holocaust’s 6 million Jewish victims. The ritual is…


Mattis visits Afghanistan to discuss war needs

KABUL, Afghanistan — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived unannounced in Afghanistan on Monday to assess America’s longest war as the Trump administration weighs sending more troops. Kabul was the final stop on a six-nation,…