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How did can of whipped cream kill French model?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 23, 2017 at 11:30am 6/23/2017 at 11:30am
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Among the trending news items this week is the tale of a freak accident that took the life of a French model and aspiring social media star.

From the Daily Mail:

A French fitness blogger has been killed by an exploding whipped cream dispenser which hit her in the chest, giving her a...

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Rafael Nadal Makes History With 10th French Open Title

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 3:00pm 6/11/2017 at 3:00pm
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Rafael Nadal, the King of Clay, once again dominated the red courts of Roland Garros to win his record breaking 10th French Open title. He demolished 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka, 6-2, 6-3, 6-1.

It is the most singles titles one person has won at a Grand Slam. From The New York Times:

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French Open: Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko Stuns Simona Halep to Win Title

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 1:30pm 6/10/2017 at 1:30pm
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Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko, who turned 20 three days ago, shocked the world when she defeated #3 seed Simona Halep, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, to win the 2017 French Open.

This is her FIRST ever title. She’s also the first Latvian to win a Grand Slam and the first unseeded female to win the...

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Remembering D-Day: June 6, 1944

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 1:00pm 6/6/2017 at 1:00pm
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On this day, 73 years ago, the Allies stormed into Normandy, France, and led an invasion to liberate Western Europe from the Germans. These men risked everything to bring an end to one of the most evil regimes in history.

American, British, and Canadian soldiers took part in Operation Overloard, also known...

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Paris Mayor Wanted to Stop Black Feminist Festival for Excluding Whites, But Changes Mind

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 29, 2017 at 4:31pm 5/29/2017 at 4:31pm
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Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo at first wanted to stop the Nyansapo Fest from occurring because she found it discriminating since it did not allow white people.

But on Monday Hidalgo said she found a “clear solution” with the organizers, letting it happen even though most...

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French Open: Petra Kvitova Makes Emotional Return to Tennis

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 5:00pm 5/28/2017 at 5:00pm
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Back in December, two time Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova received massive injuries after a man broke into her home and stabbed her. As The Guardian points out, “Kvitova had already won simply by walking on court for her match,” her first since the attack. But the cherry on top came as...

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French Open: #1 Seed Angelique Kerber Upset in First Round

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 11:00am 5/28/2017 at 11:00am
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French Open top seed Angelique Kerber lost in straight sets, making her the first #1 female seed to ever lose in the first round there. However, Ekaterina Makarova, ranked 40, is not an easy first round match and Kerber continues to fight injuries. From

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President Trump Delays Paris Climate Agreement Decision

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 11:30am 5/10/2017 at 11:30am

It is being reported that President Donald Trump is delaying a decision on withdrawing from the landmark Paris climate accord until after the conclusion of a key international meeting.

“Trump had originally aimed to announce his intentions before traveling to t...

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Angela Merkel: The Big Winner of the French Election

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 8, 2017 at 10:00am 5/8/2017 at 10:00am
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Nowhere has the victory of the establishment candidate Emmanuel Macron in the French presidential election been cheered more fervently than in Berlin and Brussels. Last night, President-elect Macron received a ‘warm call’ from German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French news agency AFP reported.

“Congratulations, Emmanuel Macron. Your victory is a victory for a...

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French Presidential Election: Macron Wins With 65% of Vote [Update]

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 4:00pm 5/7/2017 at 4:00pm
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France’s hotly contested presidential election showdown between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen sees historically low voter turnout.  Macron, the clear lead in exit polls, has won the...

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French Presidential Candidate Macron Hit by Hackers, Docs Leaked

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 5, 2017 at 8:30pm 5/5/2017 at 8:30pm
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French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s party En Marche claims hackers have hit the campaign just two days before the country hits the polls. Reuters reported:

Some nine gigabytes of data were posted by a user called EMLEAKS to Pastebin, a document-sharing site that allows anonymous posting. It...

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Did Obama Do Le Pen a Favor by Endorsing Macron in French Election?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 5, 2017 at 7:00am 5/5/2017 at 7:00am
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Obama endorsed Emmanuel Macron for President of France yesterday in the tightly contested election which will take place this weekend. Obama’s record on involving himself in the affairs of other countries might have Marine Le Pen’s team smiling.

USA Today reported:

French candidate Emmanuel Macron endorsed by Barack Obama

Former president Barack Obama, who...

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Marine Le Pen debate: “France will be led by a woman, either me or Angela Merkel!”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 10:05am 5/4/2017 at 10:05am
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“France will be led by a woman, either me or Angela Merkel,” Marine Le Pen said last night as she clashed with the pro-EU candidate Emmanuel Macron in the final debate ahead of Sunday’s presidential run-off. Le Pen’s statement points to the long shadow of the German Chancellor that looms large...

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France Election: EU, Merkel Government Openly Back Macron Ahead of May Runoff

France Election: Merkel Government Openly Backs Macron Ahead of May Runoff
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 24, 2017 at 2:30pm 4/24/2017 at 2:30pm
France Election: Merkel Government Openly Backs Macron Ahead of May Runoff

The European Union and German establishment are rallying behind French centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron after he emerged as the front runner in the first round of the French presidential vote. Pro-EU Macron and nationalist candidate Marine Le Pen have both advanced to the presidential runoff set for May 7, secured 23.7 and...

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“Centrist” Macron faces populist, anti-open borders Le Pen on May 7 Runoff

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 5:05pm 4/23/2017 at 5:05pm
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Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and Front National’s Marine Le Pen have qualified for the second round in the French presidential election securing 23.7 and 21.7 percent of votes respectively, French news agency AFP reports. Conservative François Fillon conceded defeat after getting 19.5 percent of the votes. Fillon endorsed Macron and called his...

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ISIS Claims Responsibility for Shooting on Champs-Élysées

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 8:30pm 4/20/2017 at 8:30pm
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A gunman opened fire on the famous Champs-Élysées in Paris and killed one police officer before being killed himself. The attack left two other people seriously injured.

ISIS immediately claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack. The Wall Street Journal reported:

The assault began around 9 p.m., an Interior Ministry spokesman said, when a...

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France: Communist Candidate Wants 100% Tax On the Rich

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 4:30pm 4/19/2017 at 4:30pm
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Labelled a “surging dark horse” candidate in France’s presidential election, communist Jean-Luc Mélenchon has a new proposal that he hopes will maintain his momentum:  a 100% tax on the rich.  Mélenchon is

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