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Read this now: Kellyanne is back | French students protest | Eat more fruits, veggies

Here are some of the key stories CNBC is following this hour:

White House adviser Kellyanne Conway is speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland Thursday, defending President Trump's stance on women's rights.

French students are protesting police violence that's blocking 16 Parisian schools. Barricades of bins — some lit on fire — are preventing students from entering the buildings. The students also put up signs condemning police brutality.

A new study finds that eating more than five servings of fruits and vegetables a day can drastically reduce the risks of heart attack, stroke and cancer. Researchers are estimating that eating 10 portions of fruits and veggies a day could prevent almost 8 million premature deaths per year.