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A man waves the French flag during a 'yellow vest' protest in Paris over rising gas taxes and living costs. Photo: Chesnot via Getty Images

At least 65 people, including 11 police officers, have been injured during mass protests in Paris over President Emmanuel Macron's fiscal policies, including his decision to increase gas taxes, the AP reports.

The big picture: This is the third straight weekend that "yellow vests" — so-called because of the jackets they must don to be permitted to block roads — have turned out to demonstrate against Macron, whose approval rating has plummeted to 26%. Authorities say more than 5,000 people gathered around the Champs-Elysees avenue to protest Saturday, with rare spurts of violence against police officers leading to 140 arrests.

Protestors surround the Arc de Triomphe as police officers fire tear gas. Photo: Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images
A French flag is waved above a crowd of protestors. Photo: Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/AFP via Getty Images
Firefighters extinguish a burning car. Photo: Alain Jocard/AFP via Getty Images
Police wearing riot gear covered in yellow paint. Photo: Aurelien Meunier via Getty Images

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German elections: After close result, jockeying to replace Merkel begins

Data: Preliminary results from German Federal Returning Officer; Chart: Sara Wise/Axios

Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) pulled off a come-from-behind victory in Sunday’s elections, 10 seats ahead of the Christian Democrats (CDU), which failed to finish top for the first time in 16 years.

State of play: SPD leader Olaf Scholz has said he’ll seek to form a government, but so too has Armin Laschet, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s successor as CDU leader.

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Biden gets COVID-19 booster shot on live television

President Biden received a Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine booster shot on live television on Monday, while also urging Americans to get vaccinated.

Driving the news: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week recommended Pfizer booster shots for millions of people, including those 65 years and older and individuals at high-risk of severe COVID-19.

John Hinckley, who shot Reagan, wins unconditional release

John Hinckley Jr. sitting on the back seat of a car in 1981. Photo: Bettmann/Getty Images

A federal judge on Monday approved the unconditional release of John Hinckley Jr., who tried to assassinate former President Reagan in 1981.

State of play: U.S. District Court Judge Paul L. Friedman in Washington ruled that Hinckley can be freed from all court supervision in 2022 if he remains mentally stable and continues to follow rules that were imposed on him after he was released from a Washington mental health facility in 2016 to live in Virginia, AP reports.