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Dale Jr.'s grandmother speaks about his retirement

They have gotten a huge bang for their buck the past few years and they're losing the most popular driver in any form of motorsports. Then a year ago it lost Tony Stewart, the talented, volatile rebel who said what everyone was too scared to say out loud.


Thai husband kills baby, self on Facebook Live

Thai husband kills baby, self on Facebook Live

Videos of the murder were up for 24 hours on Wuttisan Wongtalay's Facebook page before they were removed around 5 p.m. local time in Bangkok on Tuesday. He said this was believed to be among the first cases of such a violent crime to be broadcast on Facebook. "How can he watch his own child stop breathing", another asked.



French Presidential Candidate Macron Says Le Pen's Platform Based on 'Hatred'

But Ms Le Pen is unlikely to go down without a fight. Having said that, the election has exposed some deep divisions in the French polity. The candidate said she wants to be "above partisan considerations" - with allies calling on those who backed the unsuccessful far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon to continue voting "outside the system" by switching their support to Ms Le Pen.



Arkansas enacts first double execution in 17 years

Ledell Lee became the first person put to death in Arkansas since 2005. It argued that Williams, who weighs 400 pounds, could have faced a "torturous" death because of his weight. Arkansas sought this month to carry out the nation's most ambitious execution schedule since the death penalty was restored in 1976. "It was very methodical", she said of Monday night's process.



Hollande urges French to reject Le Pen

In France, former investment banker Emmanuel Macron and far-right politician Marine Le Pen are headed for a runoff, after the first round of voting in the French presidential elections Sunday. The election is widely seen as a litmus test for the populist wave that past year prompted Britain to vote to leave the European Union and USA voters to elect Donald Trump president.



China urges end to US-South Korea military exercises

Nuclear-armed North Korea on Tuesday marked a military anniversary with a conventional firing drill , reports said, as the South announced joint naval exercises with a USA aircraft carrier in the flashpoint region. Abe and Trump also agreed that China should play a larger role in easing tensions, based on a shared understanding that to stop North Korea's provocative actions, it is crucial for China, which carries great economic influence toward North Korea, to take an unwavering stand.