Notre-Dame smoulders as investigation into cathedral fire begins

Firefighters doused the smoldering ruins of Notre-Dame with water on Tuesday, the morning after a raging inferno swept through the gothic cathedral in the heart of Paris as investigators tried to establish what started the fire. Hundreds of firefighters battled the blaze — which consumed the roof and collapsed the eight-centuries-old cathedral’s spire — for more than eight hours before bringing it under ...

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Coping with Brexit ‘trauma’: Britons turn to meditation, therapy

On a recent afternoon, a group of Birmingham City University students and staff showed up in a classroom, not to earn course credits, but to improve mental well-being. They were about to embark on a session of meditation and discussion to explore their feelings surrounding Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. “It’s a bit of a funny concept,” psychology lecturer ...

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2 children killed, dozens hurt as powerful storms slam Texas

Two children were killed and about a dozen people were injured in Texas Saturday after powerful storms spawned at least one suspected tornado and damaged several homes, authorities said. The Angelina County Sheriff’s Office said an eight-year-old and a three-year-old died when strong winds toppled a tree onto the back of their family’s car in Lufkin while it was in ...

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U.S. enters 5G network race, jockeying for position with China

The U.S. government will hold a massive auction later this year to bolster 5G service, the next generation of mobile networks. President Donald Trump showcased the announcement Friday, declaring that the race to build these faster, more powerful networks is a competition “America must win.” “We cannot allow any other country to outcompete the United States in this powerful industry of ...

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Trump aims to clear path for Keystone XL, but opponents vow to keep fighting

Environmentalists fighting construction of the Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta to Nebraska remain confident of stopping the project despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s latest executive order aimed at speeding up development of such cross-border infrastructure. But a former executive with Calgary-based TransCanada Corp. — the company behind the project —  said the order builds on other recent “good news” and could help bolster efforts to begin construction work on ...

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