French citizens vote in an uncertain race that could determine Europe’s future

In a year of populist drama, the closely watched election offered citizens sharply differing choices about France’s role in the world. The front-runners ranged from an ex-Trotskyist campaigner who wants to impose a maximum income to a hard-edged, anti-immigrant firebrand who wants to split from the European Union and reorient toward Russia.

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Secret UK tomb found to contain remains of 5 archbishops of Canterbury – Chicago Tribune

In this file photo dated Wednesday, May 25, 2011, then Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams poses with a 400-year old King James Bible at his London residence, Lambeth Palace. According to a statement from the London Museum released Sunday April 16, 2017, the remains of five former archbishops of Canterbury were discovered during renovation works inside a secret tomb beneath a building located next to Lambeth Palace, including the remains of Richard Bancroft who became archbishop in 1604 and played a major role in production of the King James Bible. (Akira Suemori / AP)

A London museum has revealed that the remains of five archbishops of Canterbury were discovered inside a secret tomb beneath its building. The remains of some others have not been identified.

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Here’s what United will do differently after the infamous dragging incident

United Airlines will no longer allow crew members to displace passengers who are already seated on a plane.

Under a new policy, which is meant to avoid future public relations disasters like the one the world witnessed earlier this week, airline crews are required to check in at least an hour before a flight leaves, the airline company said. The purpose is to avoid having to find a seat for a crew member after all passengers have already boarded.

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Mumps in Texas: Biggest outbreak in 22 years – CNN.com

The Texas Department of State Health Services warns of multiple ongoing mumps outbreaks: 221 total cases this year, the highest incidence in 22 years.

  • Experts say the virus could be spreading from neighboring Arkansas
  • The outbreaks are not due to a lack of vaccinations
  • Although vaccination protection wanes over time, it can make complications less likely

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‘Assassins!’: A Confederate spy was accused of helping kill Abraham Lincoln. Then he vanished.

Maryland native John Surratt was arrested nearly two years after the assassination in Alexandria, Egypt, wearing the uniform of the pope’s private army. But his saga didn’t end there.

It was the trial of the century: a presidential assassin who had led authorities on a global manhunt for nearly two years. Some even speculated that Surratt, 23, was the key to tying Confederate leaders to Lincoln’s killing.

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Border wall contractors brace for hostile site – CBS News

SAN DIEGO – One potential bidder on President Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico wanted to know if authorities would rush to help if workers came under “hostile attack.” Another asked if employees can carry firearms in states with strict gun control laws and if the government would indemnify them for using deadly force.

With bids due Tuesday on the first design contracts, interested companies are preparing for the worst if they get the potentially lucrative job.

A U.S. official with knowledge of the plans who spoke on condition of anonymity because the details haven’t been made public said four to 10 bidders are expected to be chosen to build prototypes.

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Back From The Dead? Reported Sightings Fuel Hope For Return Of Tasmanian Tigers : The Two-Way : NPR

The last known Tasmanian tiger died more than eight decades ago. It has become the stuff of textbook sketches and yellowing photographs. But now, researchers are launching a new search.

“It’s a dog with a pouch, Australia’s James Cook University’s Sandra Abell tells All Things Considered. She’s one of the people leading the search in Queensland, Australia.

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Tomb Of Jesus Is Restored In Jerusalem : Parallels : NPR

Jesus’ tomb has been freshened up in time for Easter. “This monument today is free,” said Antonia Moropoulou, who led the Greek team that handled the renovations.

“I would venture to say that if this intervention hadn’t happened now, there was a very great risk that there could have been a collapse,” said Bonnie Burnham of the World Monuments Fund, a nonprofit in New York that helped raise funds for the $4 million project.

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