Sunday’s Headlines: French voters face a choice that mirrors the West’s new divide

Trump-McConnell alliance gets biggest test yet with health care; Boos rain down after GOP lawmaker says ‘Nobody dies because they don’t have access to health care’; Democrats’ biggest foes for 2018 may be time and themselves; ‘We seek joy’: Rid of ISIS, Mosul residents return to smoke-filled billiard halls ; Sessions follows Obama playbook on prosecuting officers, but not on police reform;
 
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French voters face a choice that mirrors the West’s new divide
Final polling before today’s presidential vote showed independent centrist Emmanuel Macron with a 25-point lead. But a loss for far-right challenger Marine Le Pen won’t vindicate the establishment.
Trump-McConnell alliance gets biggest test yet with health care
At stake is the long-term future of the health-care system and the near-term future of the GOP-controlled government. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a political insider, and President Trump, the ultimate outsider, will need to balance each other to score a big legislative win.
 
Boos rain down after GOP lawmaker says ‘Nobody dies because they don’t have access to health care’
Rep. Raúl Labrador, a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, made the comment at a town hall meeting in Lewiston, Idaho.
 
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Democrats’ biggest foes for 2018 may be time and themselves
Democrats say Republicans will “pay a price” in the midterm elections for the health-care bill, but their internal divisions may stand in the way of a strong campaign.
 
‘We seek joy’: Rid of ISIS, Mosul residents return to smoke-filled billiard halls
With the militants now expelled from the city’s east, more than a dozen pool halls have reopened as residents try to bring back a sense of normalcy to their lives. New clubs have also sprung up, betting that residents will indulge in some of the pleasures that were banned by the militants.
 
Sessions follows Obama playbook on prosecuting officers, but not on police reform
Where the Justice Department under the previous administration saw fatal shootings by police as a product of cultural problems in law enforcement, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is inclined to see them as the result of a few bad officers.
 
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Barack Obama asked another woman to marry him. Then politics got in the way.
 
Le Pen may lose the French elections. But that won’t mean more stability.
 
Trump’s tough talk about North Korea might actually end the crisis
 
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82 Chibok girls freed in Nigeria after years in Boko Haram custody
They were kidnapped in 2014 and came to symbolize the wrath of the country’s insurgency. More than 100 of them are still missing.
SNL mocks ‘Morning Joe’ and takes a call from Trump’s ‘publicist’
The opening of “Saturday Night Live” spoofed the real-life romance between MSNBC on-air personalities Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, and imagined President Trump returning to the days of masquerading as his own spokesman.
Minnesota town will get nation’s first public Satanic Temple monument
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White House suggests key funding source for historically black colleges may not be constitutional
It is the latest move in what some call a “mixed record” by the Trump administration toward historically black colleges and universities.
Retropolis | The Past, Rediscovered
Philly’s high-tech, totally organic municipal plumbing — from 1812
City utility workers just uncovered wooden water mains that were installed more than 200 years ago.
Perspective
I tried to eat with the McDonald’s frork. It was actually kind of fun.
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The 35 movies everyone will be talking about this summer
In a season when movie theaters traditionally turn into playgrounds overrun by testosterone and phallocentric humor — even more so than usual, that is — the summer of 2017 is decidedly and refreshingly she-focused.
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Spring Dining Guide
The highs, the lows and the in-betweens of D.C. restaurants
Every spring, The Post dining critic returns to a clutch of dining rooms to bring you up to speed on places that have been around for a while. And he ranks his top 10 newcomers from the past year.
 
     
 
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