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French President-elect Emmanuel Macron will start getting his house in order Monday after a landslide victory that handed him the reins to the world's sixth-largest economy.

On the eve of elections in Kenya, the Catholic bishops are scolding politicians for buying votes while drought in Kenya leaves many on "brink of despair."

President Donald Trump's travel ban is back in the spotlight Monday with a high-stakes legal battle in front of a dozen federal judges in Richmond, Virginia. Trump travel ban challenge in appeals court Monday. Here's some recent NCR immigration stories:

This series is all the rage at my son's high school. Learn why NCR media critic Sr. Rose Pacatte says Netflix's '13 Reasons Why' could save lives

President Barack Obama was awarded the John F. Kennedy Library Profiles in Courage award last night in Boston. He used the stage to challenge Congress to save the Affordable Care Act: Obama urges 'political courage' to save Affordable Care Act

"We never thought it was going to be possible," was the response of a lesbian couple after celebrating the baptism of their son. They searched online and found St. Cecilia Catholic Community, a two-year-old "non-Vatican Catholic" church in Palm Springs, which welcomed them.

DailyBreadBanner.jpgStart your day inspired with daily scripture reflections. Join NCR's sister publication, Celebration, for Daily Bread, a series of short reflections written by four authors who meet regularly to share the readings.

Or reflect on Pencil Preaching.jpgPencil Preaching by Pat Marrin. Every morning Pat Marrin breaks open the Word with a pencil sketch and a short meditation.

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