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French President Emmanuel Macron meets people after voting in the final round of parliamentary elections, in the northern seaside town of Le Touquet, France, Sunday, June 18, 2017. French voters are choosing legislators for the National Assembly in the second round of parliamentary elections expected to hand a huge majority to President Emmanuel Macron's new centrist movement, allowing him to advance his pro-business, pro-European agenda. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
June 18, 2017 - 4:24 pm
PARIS (AP) — French voters gave President Emmanuel Macron's upstart party a solid victory in Sunday's parliamentary election, handing the centrist a strong mandate to reshape French politics and overhaul the country's restrictive labor laws. Polling agency projections suggested that Macron's...
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La Republique en Marche party members react after the announcement of the partial official results and polling agencies projections in the final round of parliamentary elections are announced at the party headquarters, in Paris, France, Sunday, June 18, 2017. Partial official results show President Macron's new centrist party with clear lead in parliamentary election.(AP Photo/Francois Mori)
June 18, 2017 - 4:18 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on France's parliamentary elections (all times local): 10:15 p.m. German government officials are celebrating the clear victory of President Emmanuel Macron's party in France's parliamentary election. Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff, Peter Altmaier, wrote Sunday on...
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La Republique en Marche party members react after the announcement of the partial official results and polling agencies projections in the final round of parliamentary elections are announced at the party headquarters, in Paris, France, Sunday, June 18, 2017. Partial official results show President Macron's new centrist party with clear lead in parliamentary election.(AP Photo/Francois Mori)
June 18, 2017 - 4:18 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on France's parliamentary elections (all times local): 10:15 p.m. German government officials are celebrating the clear victory of President Emmanuel Macron's party in France's parliamentary election. Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff, Peter Altmaier, wrote Sunday on...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2017 file photo, candidates in Georgia's 6th Congressional District race Republican Karen Handel, left, and Democrat Jon Ossoff prepare to debate in Atlanta. Handel and Ossoff are making their last push this weekend before voters in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District cast ballots Tuesday, June 20, to replace Tom Price in Washington, a contest seen as an early political test for the Trump administration. (Branden Camp/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
June 18, 2017 - 4:12 pm
DORAVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Dr. Nadine Becker wasn't politically involved until she saw Donald Trump elected president, but the suburban Atlanta gynecologist didn't know how to engage, given her traditionally Republican surroundings. "I was yelling at the TV and throwing things at the TV," recalls the 55...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2017 file photo, candidates in Georgia's 6th Congressional District race Republican Karen Handel, left, and Democrat Jon Ossoff prepare to debate in Atlanta. Handel and Ossoff are making their last push this weekend before voters in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District cast ballots Tuesday, June 20, to replace Tom Price in Washington, a contest seen as an early political test for the Trump administration. (Branden Camp/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
June 18, 2017 - 4:12 pm
DORAVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Dr. Nadine Becker wasn't politically involved until she saw Donald Trump elected president, but the suburban Atlanta gynecologist didn't know how to engage, given her traditionally Republican surroundings. "I was yelling at the TV and throwing things at the TV," recalls the 55...
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This image released by Disney shows Lightning McQueen, voiced by Owen Wilson, left, and Cruz Ramirez, voiced by Cristela Alonzo in a scene from "Cars 3." (Disney-Pixar via AP)
June 18, 2017 - 3:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Wonder Woman" fell to second place in its third weekend in theaters, but it's still doing the heavy lifting for the otherwise lackluster summer box office. While many worn-out franchises and franchise hopefuls continue to struggle to find a significant North American audience,...
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This image released by Disney shows Lightning McQueen, voiced by Owen Wilson, left, and Cruz Ramirez, voiced by Cristela Alonzo in a scene from "Cars 3." (Disney-Pixar via AP)
June 18, 2017 - 3:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Wonder Woman" fell to second place in its third weekend in theaters, but it's still doing the heavy lifting for the otherwise lackluster summer box office. While many worn-out franchises and franchise hopefuls continue to struggle to find a significant North American audience,...
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FILE - In this Monday, June 8, 2009 file photo, residents walk past the tilted minaret of al-Nuri mosque in busy market area in Mosul, Iraq. U.S.-backed Iraqi troops pushed into the last Islamic State stronghold in the country's second largest city of Mosul on Sunday, an Iraqi commander said, formally launching the final major battle of an eight-month campaign. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)
June 18, 2017 - 3:36 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S.-backed Iraqi troops pushed into the last Islamic State stronghold in Mosul on Sunday, launching a major battle for the Old City where some 150,000 civilians are believed to be trapped and risk being used as human shields by the extremists. The push for the Old City is the final...
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FILE - In this Monday, June 8, 2009 file photo, residents walk past the tilted minaret of al-Nuri mosque in busy market area in Mosul, Iraq. U.S.-backed Iraqi troops pushed into the last Islamic State stronghold in the country's second largest city of Mosul on Sunday, an Iraqi commander said, formally launching the final major battle of an eight-month campaign. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)
June 18, 2017 - 3:36 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S.-backed Iraqi troops pushed into the last Islamic State stronghold in Mosul on Sunday, launching a major battle for the Old City where some 150,000 civilians are believed to be trapped and risk being used as human shields by the extremists. The push for the Old City is the final...
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A burnt truck lies on a dirt road close to the road between Castanheira de Pera and Figueiro dos Vinhos, central Portugal, Sunday, June 18 2017. Raging forest fires in central Portugal killed at least 50 people, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road Saturday evening. (AP Photo/Armando Franca),
June 18, 2017 - 3:24 pm
PEDROGAO GRANDE, Portugal (AP) — A raging forest fire in central Portugal sent flames sweeping over roads, killing at least 61 people, many of them trapped in their cars as they tried to flee, officials said Sunday. The country's prime minister called it "the biggest tragedy" that Portugal has...
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