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Donations pledged as crews assess the damage to Notre Dame Cathedral
Engineers, architects and firefighters warned that they do not know the extent of the catastrophe, but French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to rebuild the cathedral. Two wealthy individuals say they will donate about $339 million to help the effort.
The fall of Notre Dame Cathedral is a body blow to Paris and all that it represents
To have lived in Paris in recent years is to be well acquainted with loss and even unspeakable tragedy. But through all of these nightmares, there has been one constant, collective refrain: that somehow, through it all, Paris was indestructible.
 
Retropolis | The Past, Rediscovered
Notre Dame was in ruins. Victor Hugo’s novel about a hunchback saved it.
The famous Paris cathedral suffered major damage after a fire Monday. But it has been brought back from the brink before.
 
YouTube tool wrongly links Notre Dame videos to 9/11 attacks
As images of the iconic spire falling to the streets played on YouTube, “information panels” appeared below the videos appearing to link it to the terrorist attack on Sept. 11.
 
Fire made even more heartbreaking by timing with Holy Week, Easter
The medieval masterpiece is a sacred space that serves as the spiritual as well as the cultural heart of France.
 
Trump focuses on divisive messages as 2020 reelection bid takes shape
The president attacked Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and called immigration laws “horrible” at an economic roundtable Monday.
 
Liberals’ frustration with Pelosi rises over reaction to Omar dispute
Outside groups say House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should have done more to defend the Muslim congresswoman, whom President Trump accused of playing down the 9/11 tragedy.
 
Unaware he had measles, a man traveled from N.Y. to Michigan, infecting 39 people
How “Patient Zero,” who contracted measles in New York City, traveled to the Detroit area and got 39 people sick — and how health officials tracked him down to control the outbreak.
 
 
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Notre Dame Cathedral will rise again. But it will never be the same.
The new census question degrades our data — and our democracy
The world weeps for Notre Dame
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The real threat to religious freedom is Trump
Trump invented an immigration crisis to further his most consistent goal
 
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Sanders campaign escalates fight with establishment Democrats in reprise of 2016 party rifts
Sen. Bernie Sanders and his team have leveled accusations against a leading Democratic think tank even as the Vermont independent seeks the party’s nomination for president.
 
The f-word case: Supreme Court weighs whether ‘scandalous’ trademarks violate free speech
Artist Erik Brunetti is challenging the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s decision not to register his preferred name for his clothing line.
 
House Democrats subpoena Deutsche Bank, other financial institutions tied to Trump
The House Intelligence and Financial Services committees issued the summonses, including a “friendly subpoena” for records from Deutsche Bank, suggesting the bank may have requested the order before it could comply with the request.
 
‘It’s going to be close’: As Indonesia heads to the polls, identity politics loom large
Rising conservatism in the Muslim-majority country, the world’s third-largest democracy, is a factor for both the incumbent president and his rival.
 
Okinawa has been eager to expel U.S. troops. A murder-suicide is pouring fuel on those flames.
Last week’s deadly incident in which a U.S. sailor is suspected of killing a Japanese woman is among the high-profile crimes involving American forces in Okinawa that have angered officials and the community for decades.
 
Interior’s watchdog opens an ethics probe into Bernhardt four days after his Senate confirmation
The office of inspector general said its investigation is based on numerous requests from lawmakers and conservation groups based on concerns about potential conflicts of interest for the former oil and gas lobbyist.
 
Washington Post wins Pulitzer Prizes for criticism, photography; affiliated cartoonist also honored
The jurors of the Pulitzer Prize offered their own review of Washington Post critic Carlos Lozada’s cultural insights about Trump. Two other journalists affiliated with The Post — Lorenzo Tugnoli and Darrin Bell — were also cited by the judges.
 

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