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Despite disastrous fire, Notre Dame’s bees keep buzzing

In a hopeful development Friday, 180,000 bees being kept in hives on Notre Dame’s lead roofing were discovered alive.

Journalist Lyra McKee shot dead in Northern Ireland rioting

Police in Northern Ireland said Friday the dissident republican group the New IRA was probably responsible for the fatal shooting of a journalist during overnight rioting in the city of Londonderry.

Notre Dame fire raises fears in UK over crumbling Parliament building

The seat of Britain’s government is a crumbling, leaky, rodent-infested fire trap that must be patrolled around the clock to avoid an inferno.Warnings about the building’s dilapidated state have only grown louder, and experts say they can no longer be ignored.

Short-circuit likely cause of fire at Notre Dame

According to a Paris police official, investigators believe an electrical short-circuit is the most likely cause for the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral on Monday. Meanwhile, France paid a day-long tribute on Thursday to the firefighters who saved the world-renowned landmark.

N. Korea rejects Pompeo role in nuclear talks, asks for more ‘mature’ US envoy

The apparent snub of the US secretary of state could force a revised approach from President Trump.

Peace conference in jeopardy as Taliban object to Afghan delegation

The Taliban apparently objected to the large number of officials included in the Afghan delegation.

Opinion & Ideas


//[1].jpg A bicycle safety measure that should be law

One of the most crucial fixes for bicycle safety is a device for trucks that should be mandatory.

Antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes


// A rampant prescription, a hidden peril

Federal data obtained by the Globe show many nursing homes make heavy use of antipsychotic drugs to pacify residents.

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