HuffPost Morning Email: May 8th, 2017

What France’s election means for the EU and populism


Monday, May 8

WHAT FRANCE’S ELECTION MEANS FOR THE EU Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron won France’s presidential election Sunday in a decisive victory over far-right candidate Marine Le Pen and became France’s youngest head of state since Napoleon. Take a look at his unlikely rise. Check out the maps that show how France voted. And here’s what the landslide victory says about the EU and populism.


NORTH KOREA SAYS IT HAS DETAINED ANOTHER AMERICAN Kim Hak Song, who worked for the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, was detained for “hostile acts” against the state.


CLEARING UP SOME CONFUSION ABOUT THE HOUSE GOP HEALTH BILL Including the state of Medicaid and why John Kasich laughed at the current plan for high-risk pools.


OVER 1 MILLION CHILD REFUGEES HAVE FLED SOUTH SUDAN During the country’s civil war. And for those children left, three-quarters are not in school.


THE RESULT OF THE YOUTUBE ADVERTISER EXODUS Creators’ earnings plunged “in the wake of a recent advertiser exodus from YouTube, prompted by major brands discovering they were showing up on videos promoting hate speech and terrorism.” [NYT]


FRATERNITY FACES HUNDREDS OF CHARGES FOLLOWING HAZING DEATH Penn State sophomore Timothy Piazza died from injuries sustained during a pledge ceremony.


OBAMA CALLED ON CONGRESS TO ‘HAVE COURAGE’ IN THE HEALTH CARE BATTLE While he accepted the Profile In Courage award Sunday night.



‘MY SON DIED IN 1994 BUT HIS HEART ONLY STOPPED BEATING THIS YEAR’ “On the night of 29 September 1994, 7-year-old Nicholas Green was fatally shot during a family holiday in southern Italy. The death was a tragedy for his parents, Reg and Maggie, but their decision to donate his organs caused organ donation rates in Italy to triple in a decade — a result dubbed the ‘Nicholas effect.'” [BBC]


COLBERT SEES HIGHEST RATINGS SINCE HIS ‘LATE SHOW’ PREMIERE Following a week of #FireColbert hashtags. He is still facing an FCC investigation, however.


MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY ATTEND THEIR FIRST PUBLIC EVENT TOGETHER Which included a good luck kiss for the prince’s polo match. [People]




PEPE THE FROG IS DEAD The cartoonist behind the now-controversial frog has killed off his creation, saying the character was “not a hater, he’s a lover.”



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