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France’s choice: European globalism or populist nationalism

iStock/Thinkstock(PARIS) -- Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen appear to have won the first round of France’s presidential election.They now advance to a second round vote that will held on May 7.And the choice for France could be one of the most consequential in decades, analysts say.At stake, analysts say, is nothing short of the direction of Europe and the European Union, with the two candidates offering starkly different visions for the future of France and its role on the world stage.Here's ...

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Three children among five dead in Queens house fire

FDNY(NEW YORK) -- Five people were killed, including three children, after a three-alarm fire blazed through a family home in the New York City borough of Queens on Sunday.Fire officials said the entire house was consumed in flames by the time they showed up, just minutes after FDNY first received a phone call around 2:30 p.m. reporting the fire traveling from the first floor to the second floor.The youngest child who died was 2 years old and the oldest victim was 21, according to New ...

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Centrist Macron, populist Le Pen claim victory in French election that has consequences for Europe

iStock/Thinkstock(PARIS) -- Far-right populist Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron claimed victory in Sunday's first-round vote in the French presidential election.Besting nine other candidates, the two will now face off in a second and final round on May 7.Celebrating his advancement, Macron addressed supporters in Paris, in a speech that called for unity and reiterated his support for the European Union."The deep seated feeling, age old feeling that has always pushed our people forward, the commitment to our country, the collective interest over division, ...

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Father of Tennessee teen: She 'may not be exactly' the person she was prior to alleged abduction

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) -- The father of the Tennessee teen found more than a month after she was allegedly kidnapped by a former teacher said the girl's family wants her to be the same person she was before she disappeared.But Anthony Thomas told ABC News that his 15-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, has now had experiences that may have changed her.“What we want to see when we look at her is the child we knew,” Thomas told ABC News. “She may not be exactly ...

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New York Rangers and Edmonton Oilers advance to second round of playoffs

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The New York Rangers and Edmonton Oilers won their series-clinching games on Saturday night to advance to the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs.The Rangers defeated the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 at home and the Oiles ousted the Sharks with a 3-1 victory in San Jose.After trailing Montreal 2-1 in the series, New York ripped off three straight wins with a spread out offense: eighteen players scored at least one point in the series.Now, the Rangers will play in the second ...

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Richard Simmons 'in good spirits' after returning home from hospitalization

Jason Kempin/Getty Images for EGPAF(LOS ANGELES) -- Richard Simmons is back home recovering after three days at Cedars Sinai Medical Center battling severe indigestion.Simmons took to social media thanking hospital staff and law enforcement, writing “They make you feel good even though you’re in the hospital for feeling bad.”He offered further praise of his medical caregivers, emergency responders and the U.S. military, saying, “They were so helpful and kind as I returned home. Let’s take a minute and all be thankful for medical professionals, police, ...

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Far-right Le Pen, centrist Macron advance in French election with consequences for Europe: projections

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Far-right populist Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron appear to have won Sunday's first-round vote in the French presidential election, exit polling suggests.The top two vote-getters will face off in a second and final round on May 7 unless one manages to get more than 50 percent of the vote Sunday, which has not happened in a French presidential election since 1965."This is still an anti-establishment outcome, even though Macron represents a centrist platform," Erik Brattberg, director of the Carnegie Endowment ...

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Say the words “strep throat” and the first thing that likely comes to mind is taking care of a sick child. But strep throat, though it’s commonly thought of as a childhood disease, can strike at adults as well. In this post to HealthConnection.TV, UT Heath Northeast family medicine expert Dr. Christine Powell answers questions about diagnosing and treating strep throat.
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