NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the efforts of the firefighters who rushed into the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris when it caught fire earlier this week.
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Thousands of Massachusetts residents have been committed to treatment for addiction against their will. Some families say locking up addicts in prison isn't treatment. Others say it saves lives.
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On Easter, people will gather to pray in the cathedral, situated 600 feet underground in the Andean mining town of Zipaquirá. It was built in the caverns and tunnels left behind by salt miners.
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Our readers share some tricks for getting your children to listen without raising your voice — sometimes without even saying a word.
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Mere months before the shooting at Columbine High School, the federal government established a background check system to screen gun buyers but shootings haven't waned.
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29-year-old Lyra McKee was a rising star in journalism in Northern Ireland and abroad. Her death was condemned by nearly all political factions there.
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An 18-day probe into the women's basketball program found the Hall of Fame coach is not racist but did make "racially insensitive" remarks. She also pressured players to play through serious injuries.
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The Mueller report on the 22-month probe into Russia's interference in the 2016 election is now a bestselling book, even though its contents are free and widely available.
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After 53 health care workers were indicted for illegally prescribing opioids in Appalachia, local health agencies are trying to make sure chronic pain patients don't fall through the cracks.
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Citing an "unprecedented spike" in teens vaping, Sen. Mitch McConnell said the bill would raise the minimum age for people to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. Tobacco companies back the proposal.
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Since the 1999 Columbine High School shooting, a generation of American children have learned not just how to hide from a potential shooter. But there's little data on what kinds of drills work best.
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Jess Roskelley, David Lama and Hansjörg Auer had been attempting a route in Canada's Banff National Park. The park said that all three are "presumed to be deceased."
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David Blight's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography details Douglass' passionate leadership in the abolitionist movement and his gift as a writer and orator. Originally broadcast Dec. 17 2018.
With winds of 160 mph, the October hurricane was the strongest on record to make landfall on the Florida Panhandle, where communities are still trying to recover. NOAA upgraded it from a Category 4.
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