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Data Dive: Europe's step to the right

Far-right leader Marine Le Pen's success in the first round of France's parliamentary elections is the latest shift to the right in the European Union. Germany, the Netherlands and 11 other European nations have seen the same trend. Upcoming elections in Britain, France and Germany will determine if this trend continues.

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Data Dive: Exemptions to immigration blocks

This is a breakdown of the exemptions to immigration limits related to terrorism. the Trump administration is debating whether to rescind waivers that have allowed victims of terrorism to immigrate to the United States in the past decade. Some immigration hardliners are concerned the exemptions could allow terrorists to slip into the country.

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Data Dive: Where does your senator stand?

Democrats on Monday amassed enough support to sustain a filibuster to block a Senate confirmation vote on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch. But Republicans vowed to change the Senate rules to ensure the conservative judge gets the lifetime job. Here's where the senators stand on the filibuster:

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Data Dive: Tracking the Brexit effect

Britain has officially filed for divorce from the European Union, triggering a two year process. Now they need to focus on how to handle the mammoth task of converting EU laws into domestic legislation in order to ease business uncertainty (Read all about that here). One measure of that uncertainty is the value of the British pound, which you can track below.

Canada

Data Dive: Where Canada stands on immigration

Some 48 percent of Canadians polled by Reuters/Ipsos want immigrants from Africa and the Middle East who cross the border to Canada to be shipped back to the United States. On the other hand, 36 percent of those polled want the Canadian government to allow these immigrants to remain in the country and seek refugee status. You can dig a little deeper in the poll below. And make sure you read the story here.

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Data Dive: Hard to enter, harder to stay

As Trump seeks to crack down on undocumented immigrants in the United States, about half of whom are Mexican, there are some nascent signs that more Mexican migrants see a future in Canada, which in December eased travel for visitors from Mexico.

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Data Dive: Who says romance is dead?

As you stop off on your way home tonight for your dozen doghouse roses or your cheap box of chocolates, bear this in mind: 88 percent of Americans believe that love is an important reason to get married, according to the Pew Research Center. That's ahead of "making a lifelong commitment" (81 percent) and "financial stability" (28 percent).

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Trump adds five conservatives to list of possible Supreme Court picks

WASHINGTON In a move certain to please conservatives, President Donald Trump on Friday added five names to his list of candidates for a prospective U.S. Supreme Court vacancy as he presses ahead with a campaign to move the federal judiciary to the right.