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France bans smartphones and tablets in schools

Here's one way to crack down on phone use. The French Parliament on Monday voted overwhelmingly (62-1) to ban smartphones and personal tablets from schools. France already restrained students from using smartphones and personal tablets during
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All the money Kylian Mbappé made from the World Cup is headed to charity

Kylian Mbappé, one of the (very young) soccer players on team France who took home the 2018 World Cup trophy on Sunday, will celebrate his victory in a special way.  According to USA Today, the French forward will donate his earnings
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Vladimir Putin's lonely World Cup umbrella is ripe for an internet roasting

The World Cup may be over now, but at least it left us with plenty of memories. Sweet, sweet, viral memories. Neymar's divingIt's coming home. Macron's ecstatic fist pump. The list goes on. The final, crowning jewel has to be Vladimir Putin's
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Banksy is back with 9 new fiery murals in Paris

A load of new Banksy murals have popped up in Paris, France, in the past week.  The works — which are Banksy's first in the French capital — have been interpreted as "taking aim at Europe's migrant crisis and capitalism."  SEE
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Woman was fined $500 for bringing a single apple into the airport

Going through security and customs isn't anyone's favorite part of traveling, but sometimes it's not just inconvenient — it can get super pricey.  Crystal Tadlock, a Colorado woman returning from France over the weekend, was fined $500
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Facebook's data-saving Android app is coming to the U.S.

Facebook is finally bringing one of its most popular apps to the U.S. Facebook Lite, the company's data-conserving Android app, originally created for developing markets, will launch in the U.S. on Friday, Reuters reports. The app will also become
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Landmarks around the world light up for International Women's Day

Cities worldwide have outfitted their buildings with magenta lights to commemorate women on International Women's Day.  Here are some of the globe's most iconic landmarks, honoring women with bright lights and projected messages. Spain Madrid
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It will be warmer at the North Pole next week than much of Europe, as sea ice vanishes

In what seems to be becoming an annual occurrence, temperatures at the North Pole are about to reach or possibly exceed the freezing point this week as the North Atlantic and the North Pacific Oceans inject unusually mild air into the Arctic. Not

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