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Morning Briefing: France Heads To Polls, Sander’s Wife Bank Fraud Case, Iran North Korea Connection


10 things you need to know this morning – May 7th 2017

1. Polls officially open in France’s presidential election, Results Expected Around 2pm EST

French voters headed to the polls Sunday for the final act in one of the most tumultuous presidential election campaigns in the country’s history.

2. FBI Is Conducting Even More Interviews Over Alleged Jane Sanders Bank Fraud

Federal investigators are conducting interviews in Florida regarding accusations Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ wife, Jane Sanders, defrauded a bank while serving as president of the now-defunct Burlington College.

3. Iran-North Korea Military Link Suspected by Pentagon

Pentagon suspicions of a military connection between Iran and North Korea have been heightened by Tuesday’s attempted Iranian launch of a cruise missile from a type of “midget” submarine operated only by North Korea.

4. WATCH: Manufacturing CEO Says He’s Investing $2 Billion in US Because of ‘Confidence in Trump’

Australian billionaire and manufacturing CEO Anthony Pratt said Friday on Fox Business that he is investing $2 billion in the United States because he has “confidence” in President Trump.

5. Macron is opinion polls favorite as France elects new president Sunday

Opinion polls indicate they will pick Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old ex-economy minister who wants to bridge the left-right divide, resisting an anti-establishment tide that has seen Britons vote to leave the EU and Americans choose Donald Trump as U.S. president.

6. French watchdog: Macron data mixed in with fake news in leak

It said the leaked data had been “fraudulently” obtained and that fake news has probably been mingled in with it. The commission urged French media and citizens “not to relay” the leaked documents.

7. French cybersecurity agency to probe Macron hack

A French government official says the state cybersecurity agency will investigate a hacking attack targeting presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron.

8. Bettors putting money on underdog Le Pen

The British-based betting firm Ladbrokes says far-right candidate Marine Le Pen is attracting 90 percent of the bets on the eve of the French presidential election, as people gamble that France is in line for an upset.

9. Kushner Family Promises Visas For Investments: “Invest $500,000 and immigrate” to US

The Kushner family hopes to lure investments from wealthy business owners in China with the promise of American visas. Nicole Kushner Meyer, the sister of White House adviser and President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, spoke at an event in Beijing on Saturday.

10. WATCH: ‘I Have A Message For You’: PA Gov Candidate Slams George Soros

Pennsylvania State Sen. Scott Wagner (R-York) fired back at liberal billionaire George Soros after a group the activist funds allegedly sent a “tracker” to his private event.

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