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paris» French Pres­i­dent Fran­cois Hol­lande an­nounced Thurs­day that he would not seek a sec­ond term in next year’s pres­i­den­tial elec­tion, say­ing he hoped to give his So­cial­ist party a chance to win “against con­ser­vatism and, worse still, ex­trem­ism” by step­ping aside.

The 62-year-old pres­i­dent — the coun­try’s least pop­u­lar leader since World War II — said he was “con­scious of the risks” his lack of sup­port posed to a suc­cess­ful can­di­dacy.

“What’s at stake is not a per­son, it’s the coun­try’s fu­ture,” he said.

Par­ents dis­armed their son who brought guns to school B

bountiful, utah» Po­lice said two fast-act­ing Utah par­ents dis­armed their 15-year-old son at a Utah ju­nior high school Thurs­day af­ter the teenager brought the fam­ily’s shot­gun and hand­gun to school and fired a round into the ceil­ing of a class­room with­out in­jur­ing any­one.

Bountiful Po­lice Chief Tom Ross said the boy’s mother and father be­came con­cerned about their son Thurs­day morn­ing. They went to Mueller Park Ju­nior High af­ter they no­ticed a hand­gun and shot­gun were miss­ing from their home. Ross said the par­ents con­fronted their son and dis­armed him.

Hostages freed; bank rob­bery sus­pect in cus­tody B

jack­sonville, fla.» Af­ter a bank rob­bery sus­pect put a gun to the back of one hostage’s head, SWAT team mem­bers re­solved at the first chance they had Thurs­day to storm a north Florida

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