After Paris shooting, France looks toward weekend presidential vote

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PARIS -- The Champs-Elysees gunman who shot and killed a police officer just days before France’s presidential election was detained in February for threatening police but then freed, officials said on Friday. He was also convicted in 2003 of attempted homicide in the shootings of two police officers, CBS News correspondent Elizabeth Palmer reports.The French government pulled out all the stops to protect Sunday’s vote as the attack deepened France’s political divide.“Nothing must hamper this democratic moment, essential for our country,” Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said after a high-level meeting Friday that reviewed the government’s already heightened security plans for the two-round vote that begins Sunday.“Barbarity and cowardice struck Paris...

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