Notre Dame Cathedral Fire Extinguished; Spire Collapses, Towers Still Standing

Updated on Tuesday at 5:25 a.m. ET Notre Dame Cathedral, one of the world's most famous churches, erupted in flames Monday in Paris, losing its spire but remaining otherwise largely intact after firefighters worked through the night to contain the fire. The commander of the Paris firefighter brigade, Jean-Claude Gallet, said Monday night that the cathedral's main structure and two towers of the cathedral had been saved. Firefighters said they had contained the flames by early morning local...

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Measles Outbreak 'Accelerates,' Health Officials Warn

Measles is surging. Last week the U.S. recorded 90 cases, making this year's outbreak the second largest in more than two decades. So far this year, the U.S. has confirmed 555 measles cases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Monday. That's 50 percent higher than the total number recorded last year, even though we're only about a quarter of the way through 2019. And the virus isn't slowing down. "The number of cases is accelerating," says Dr. Amanda Cohn, a senior...

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Arizona Teachers Can Now Discuss LGBTQ Issues Without Worrying About The Law

On Thursday, Arizona lawmakers repealed a law that restricted how public school teachers could talk about LGBTQ relationships in health classes. The Arizona law regulated HIV/AIDS instruction in public schools. Since 1991, it has banned teachers in those courses from promoting "a homosexual life-style," portraying "homosexuality as a positive alternative life-style" or suggesting there are safe ways to have homosexual sex. At least six other states have curriculum laws around LGBTQ issues,...

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Miracle is the word that comes to Dan Sligh's mind after he and his wife, Sally, survived a plunge off a highway bridge in Washington state on Thursday evening.

Representatives of President Bashar Assad's regime have agreed "in principle" to attend an international peace conference aimed at ending more than two years of brutal warfare in Syria, Russia's foreign ministry said Friday.

Irish banking officials should have known there were problems with the controversial 10-euro coin commemorating James Joyce, according to Ireland's RTE News. The coin misquotes the author's Ulysses, and bears an image of Joyce that his estate did not approve.

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Walking A Beat: Community Policing In New Haven

Aug 17, 2012
Dan Katz / WSHU

The new police chief in New Haven, Connecticut assigns his officers to walk beats in the city's neighborhoods to get to know those communities. He hopes these new walking beats will reduce the crime rate. Like the state's other two biggest cities, New Haven's crime rate has far exceeded the national average for the past 20 years. Michelle Hackman walked a beat with two of New Haven's policemen to see what community policing looks like and whether it can put a dent in the city's crime.

A Talk With Jules Feiffer

Feb 23, 2011

In this PRNDI Award-winning interview, Mark Herz talks to Jules Feiffer. Feiffer's been a cartoonist for the The Village Voice, a children's book illustrator, playwright, and screenwriter. He shares his perspective on being in the eighth decade of a prolific career.

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