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Marine Le Pen's former right-hand man plans his political rebirth

FRENCH PAPERS - Friday, Dec. 15, 2017: "Horror" is on the front pages of many local papers after a train crashed into a school bus in southwestern France, killing four young teens. Meanwhile familiar faces are back on the political scene: François Hollande appears on French radio with kind words for Emmanuel Macron, and Florian Philippot - Marine Le Pen's former sidekick - inaugurates the headquarters of his new "Patriots" party, in a "complicated bet" that Le Figaro says is unlikely to pan out.