Italy slowly erodes abortion access, riding US wave – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article ROME — Italy is quietly squeezing access to abortion in an accelerating campaign energized by America’s bombastic culture war over reproductive rights. Regional authorities, responsible for health care in Italy, are increasingly funding and giving space to anti-abortion organizations in hospitals and family-planning clinics. Officials are refusing to … Read more

More bird flu cases confirmed in Washington state – KOMO News

More bird flu cases confirmed in Washington stateKOMO News Woodland Park Zoo moving some birds inside due to bird flu concerns | FOX 13 SeattleFOX 13 Seattle Avian Influenza confirmed in more birds in and around Great FallsKRTV NEWS Great Falls Dead owl in Cache Valley tests positive for bird fluCache Valley Daily ‘It is … Read more

Washington state confirms two more bird flu outbreaks, six in one week – KOMO News

Washington state confirms two more bird flu outbreaks, six in one weekKOMO News National avian flu outbreak detected in Utah wild birds for 1st timeKSL.com Utah DWR reports first case of bird flu in wild birdsFOX 13 News Utah Third Washington state bird flu case confirmed in less than a weekKOMO News Cases of bird … Read more

How to watch the French presidential runoff like a pro – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article PARIS — Emmanuel Macron is again facing far-right challenger Marine Le Pen in the country’s presidential election, in a repeat of the 2017 battle. The French will vote in the runoff on April 24, after Macron and Le Pen emerged as the top two candidates in the first … Read more

Macron talks French rap and ‘Web 3’ to court disenchanted youth vote – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article PARIS – He has shunned older, traditional media like Le Monde and Libération to speak to “Brut,” “Jeuxvideo.com,” and “The Big Whale,” three websites for trendy millennials and PlayStation gamers. And on Friday, French President Emmanuel Macron talked on public radio about his soft spot for French rapper … Read more

Marine Le Pen’s narrow path to victory – POLITICO

PARIS — The relief felt by supporters of French President Emmanuel Macron as election results rolled in late Sunday has been short-lived. While the incumbent beat far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the first round of voting in the presidential election Sunday, with 27.6 percent versus her 23.4 percent, much could still change by the … Read more

5 takeaways from the first round of France’s presidential election – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron took first place, ahead of far-right leader Marine Le Pen, in the first round of France’s presidential election on Sunday, but he is on course for a far closer second-round clash than five years ago. While polling suggests Macron should retain the … Read more

How to watch the French presidential election like a pro – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article PARIS — Five years after a political newbie named Emmanuel Macron snatched the Elysée, the French president is facing no less than 11 challengers in a reelection bid overshadowed by the Ukraine war. The French will vote in the first round of the presidential election on April 10, … Read more

What if you held a French election and nobody came? – POLITICIAN

Vote apathy is putting PresidentEmmanuel Macron’s second term at risk. Illustration by John W. Tomac for POLITICO PARISMaël Blandin believes in a lot of things, but the power of voting is no longer one of them. The 21-year-old student spends several hours every week volunteering at a food bank, handing out parcels to other students … Read more

Paula Patton’s recipe for fried chicken gets fans fired up

Paula Patton is getting roasted in more ways than one this week after a video of herself frying up some chicken left fans dumbfounded. The 46-year-old actress shared the clip on Instagram last month, where she was showing fans how she cooks the poultry. In the tutorial, the “Four Kids and It” star made some … Read more