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Cannes Bans Full-Body 'Burkini' Swimsuits From Beaches

CANNES, France — The French resort of Cannes has banned full-body, head-covering swimsuits worn by some Muslim women from its beaches, citing security concerns. The ban on so-called burkinis, at the height of the French Riviera vacation season, comes as the country remains on edge after deadly Islamic extremist attacks on nearby Nice and on a Catholic church in northwest France. Cannes Mayor David Lisnard …