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Monday April 25th, 2022 morning edition

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French President Emmanuel Macron won the re-election causing protests to break out in the streets of Paris.

Macron won with 58.5% of the vote to Le Pen's 41.5% — significantly closer than when they first faced off in 2017.

Macron is the first French president in 20 years to win reelection, since incumbent Jacques Chirac trounced Le Pen’s father in 2002.

Le Pen called her result “a shining victory,” saying that “in this defeat, I can't help but feel a form of hope.”.

Le Pen was beaten 66% to 34% by Macron in 2017 and her father got less than 20% against Chirac.

Many French voters found the 2022 presidential rematch less compelling than in 2017, when Macron was an unknown factor.

Some trooped reluctantly to polling stations solely to stop Le Pen, casting joyless votes for Macron. »

Macron vows to govern for all after election victory

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He wanted to appeal to those who stayed at home, who voted "blank", as they say in France, to those who only voted for him to stop Marine Le Pen and indeed to Le Pen supporters as well.

Well the president acknowledged that the country is divided and for any political leader a divided country is a harder country to govern.

So he wanted to try to heal some of those divisions and strike the right note of dignity over triumphalism. »

Cops fired for ignoring robbery to catch Snorlax in Pokemon Go denied court review

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A couple of Los Angeles Police Department officers have been denied a new court review after being fired for ignoring a robbery in progress to catch a Snorlax in Pokemon Go.

Earlier this year, it was reported that officers Louis Lozano and Eric Mitchell tried to catch a Snorlax in Pokemon Go despite getting a radio call that the Macy’s at Crenshaw Plaza was being robbed and cops had requested backup.

Lozano and Mitchell claimed that they never heard the request for backup because it was “loud”, resulting in their vehicle’s digital video system recording being reviewed. »

Macron wins French presidential election

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The abstention rate reached just over 28%, the highest in any presidential election run-off since 1969.

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