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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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McConnell drops filibuster demand, paving way for power-sharing deal

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (R) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell attend a joint session of Congress. Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has abandoned his demand that Democrats state, in writing, that they would not abandon the legislative filibuster.

Between the lines: McConnell was never going to agree to a 50-50 power sharing deal without putting up a fight over keeping the 60-vote threshold. But the minority leader ultimately caved after it became clear that delaying the organizing resolution was no longer feasible.

Scoop: Google won't donate to members of Congress who voted against election results

Sen. Ted Cruz led the group of Republicans who opposed certifying the results. Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Google will not make contributions from its political action committee this cycle to any member of Congress who voted against certifying the results of the presidential election, following the deadly Capitol riot.

Why it matters: Several major businesses paused or pulled political donations following the events of Jan. 6, when pro-Trump rioters, riled up by former President Trump, stormed the Capitol on the day it was to certify the election results.

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Minority Mitch still setting Senate agenda

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Chuck Schumer may be majority leader, yet in many ways, Mitch McConnell is still running the Senate show — and his counterpart is about done with it.

Why it matters: McConnell rolled over Democrats unapologetically, and kept tight control over his fellow Republicans, while in the majority. But he's showing equal skill as minority leader, using political jiujitsu to convert a perceived weakness into strength.