Daily Archives: April 22, 2012

Hollande, Sarkozy to Run-Off in French Presidential Race

This image shows Nicolas Sarkozy who is presid...

This image shows Nicolas Sarkozy who is president of France. The image was taken on the occasion of the award of the Charlemagne Prize in 2008 in Aachen, Germany. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Exit polls from the French presidential elections show Socialist candidate Francois Hollande with 28.4% of the vote and President Nicolas Sarkozy with 25.5%.

A presidential candidate must receive more than 50% of the vote to win. If no one claims a majority, the top two vote-getters advance to a second round of voting.

Other candidates are Jean-Luc Melenchon on the extreme left with 11.7%, Marine Le Pen on the extreme right with 20%, and centrist Francois Bayrou with 8.5%.

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Humber Pitches Perfect Game

Philip Humber

Philip Humber (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Philip Humber of the Chicago White Sox has pitched a perfect game in a 4-0 win over the Mariners in Seattle.

 

Only twenty other pitchers have tossed perfect games, in which no opposing batter reaches base by hit, walk or error, in Major League history, according to MLB.com.

 

 

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Chuck Colson Dies at 80

Richard Nixon, Time cover April 30, 1973, &quo...

Richard Nixon, Time cover April 30, 1973, "The Watergate Scandal" (Photo credit: cliff1066™)

 

Chuck Colson, the convicted Watergate figure turned evangelist, has died, according to his website. He was 80.

 

 

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