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Structure Of Notre Dame Cathedral In Paris Is Saved As Fire Rages

Hours after a massive fire engulfed the historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday, a city official said the structure of the building had been saved. The fire at the cathedral caused the roof to collapse, destroyed a spire and spread to one of the building’s two rectangular towers. The mayor’s office said those living near Notre Dame were evacuated as a safety precaution. The Paris prosecutors’ office ruled out arson and possible terror-related motives, and said it was treating it as an accident,  ...Read more

Security Concerns Concerning Rep. Ilhan Omar Increase After Video Tweeted By President Trump

Hours after Rep. Ilhan Omar released a statement reporting death threats following a tweeted attack from President Donald Trump, the President Trump again tweeted about Omar, saying: “before Nancy [Pelosi], who has lost all control of Congress and is getting nothing done, decides to defend her leader, Rep. Omar, she should look at the anti-Semitic, anti-Israel and ungrateful U.S. HATE statements Omar has made. She is out of control, except for her control of Nancy!”  The President visited Minnesota on Monday to talk about taxes in a district that neighbors Omar’s own. Omar commented on the president’s visit on Twitter saying: “The Great State of Minnesota, where we don’t only welcome immigrants, we send them to Washington.”  Omar is a Somali-American refugee. ...Read more

One Dead, 15 Injured In North Carolina Gas Explosion

Police in North Carolina said that a gas explosion partially collapsed a North Carolina building and set it ablaze on Wednesday morning, killing one person and injuring more than a dozen. Durham Police Department public affairs manager Wil Glenn said a contractor boring under a sidewalk hit a 2-inch gas line, triggering the explosion. One person was killed and 15 people were taken to area hospitals, Glenn said at a news conference. One firefighter was seriously injured, he also said. ...Read more