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Macron and Le Pen advance to French presidential runoffFor the first time in modern French history, no mainstream party candidate is advancing, upending the country’s political system
Macron and Le Pen to face each other in French presidential runoffIndependent centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen will face each other in a runoff vote in two weeks after coming out on top in the first round of France's presidential election. Elizabeth Palmer has the latest from Paris.
4/23: Face The NationThis week on "Face the Nation," host John Dickerson interviews Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Gov. John Kasich and Gen. John Kelly to discuss North Korea, healthcare, homeland security and a possible government shutdown along with this week in politics.
Rubio says government shutdown would have "destabilizing" impact"The last thing we can afford is to send a message to the world that the United States government, by the way, is only partially functioning," said Sen. Marco Rubio
Recording the sounds of nature's quietest placesGordon Hempton, who calls himself the Sound Tracker, is an "acoustic ecologist" who has traveled the world recording the sounds of nature, from birdsong and rainfall to babbling brooks and the rustling of leaves. But the noise we humans make is making it harder to find those quiet places - and, he says, it's having real consequences for wildlife as well. Bernie Krause, a musician and sound recordist, has become an audio anthropologist, documenting the sounds of nature. He also has noticed dramatic changes in some areas, such as in a Costa Rican rain forest. He helps correspondent Lee Cowan (and us) listen to the difference.
French voters cast ballots in presidential poll amid heightened securityPoll comes after a deadly attack on the Champs-Elysees​ and is seen as a litmus test for the spread of populism around the world

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