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French farmers stormed into a Paris agricultural fair before a planned visit by President Emmanuel Macron, protesting over costs and regulations. Shouting demands for Macron's resignation, they clashed with police, leading to at least one arrest. The protests come amidst wider discontent across Europe's farming community.

French President Emmanuel Macron urged farmers to remain calm after a small group disrupted France's annual agricultural fair on Saturday.

In a rousing address at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Maryland, New York Congresswoman Elise Stefanik underscored the significance of the forthcoming 2024 US presidential election, describing it as the most crucial in the nation's history.

Stefanik's speech was a clarion call to conservatives, urging them to rally behind former President Donald J. Trump and to resist the policies of President Biden and the Democrats, whom she accused of wreaking havoc on the nation.

It's been clear for weeks that Nikki Haley was going to lose her home state.

Facing that grim reality — and questions over how she could continue her quixotic challenge of former President Donald Trump after that happened — Haley set a lower benchmark for herself in South Carolina, the state where she served as governor for 8 years.

In one of four motions, attorneys for the former president contend that neither the U.S. Constitution nor Congress had officially established the special counsel’s office, rendering Mr. Smith’s appointment invalid.

Furthermore, they argue that the special counsel’s office is being funded “off the books” by the Biden administration.

The motion, which cites the Appointments Clause, argues that Attorney General Merrick Garland did not have the authority to appoint a “like-minded political ally” as special counsel “without Senate confirmation.”

While attempting to have the case involving the classified documents dismissed, former President Donald Trump has maintained that Special Counsel Jack Smith was appointed improperly.

On Thursday, Trump’s attorneys submitted several motions seeking the dismissal of the federal case. In response to accusations that he unlawfully kept classified materials after leaving office in January 2021 and thwarted efforts by the federal government to obtain them, the former president entered a not-guilty plea to 40 charges.

Former President Donald Trump urged a Florida judge to dismiss the criminal case accusing him of improperly retaining classified documents.

Trump claimed, in part, that presidential immunity shields him from prosecution.

Trump’s attorneys reiterated this in a motion that was part of a barrage of motions that attacked the case brought by Special Counsel Jack Smith.

Nathan Wade appeared to make at least 35 visits to the Hapeville neighborhood where Fani Willis was living before the district attorney hired him to lead Fulton County’s election interference prosecution, according to cellphone data included in a court submission filed Friday.