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The Notre Dame fire is a roofer’s worst fear come to life

I know how easy it is for a small mistake on any construction site to cause a massive disaster.

Billie Ellish, the neo-goth, chart-topping 17-year-old pop star, explained

From SoundCloud to Coachella, the 17-year-old has paved her own path to become a generational icon.

It’s time for Ilhan Omar’s critics to stand with her against Trump’s attacks

A Jewish critic of Omar’s Israel comments on why it’s vital to defend her against Islamophobia.

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Black churches in Louisiana see $1.3 million surge in donations after fire at Notre Dame Cathedral

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As extreme diets have become mainstream, Beyoncé swears she’ll never do hers again

The case against solitary confinement

Suspect found in Denver-area hunt for potential threat to schools: what we know

Why the Notre Dame fire was so destructive, according to fire experts

Beyoncé’s new documentary shows exactly how much work it takes to be queen

These immigrants contribute $4.6 billion in taxes. Trump’s trying to strip their legal status.

Denver may become the first US city to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms

How airport scanners discriminate against passengers of color

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Puerto Rico is targeting 100% renewable energy. The Trump administration has other ideas.

Scientists: We kept pig brains alive 10 hours after death. Bioethicists: “Holy shit.”

Tim Burton has built his career around an iconic visual aesthetic. Here’s how it evolved.

Game of Thrones’ Tyrion was the game’s sharpest player. Now he’s in trouble.

After Columbine, martyrdom became a powerful fantasy for Christian teenagers

What the Constitution Means to Me lets teen girls inject hope into democracy. It’s great.

BTS, the band that changed K-pop, explained

Attorney General Barr just handed ICE more power to keep asylum seekers in detention

Democrats don’t have to wait for Trump to leave office to cut child poverty

More affluent neighborhoods are creating their own school districts

Unplanned, the anti-abortion movie that’s getting mainstream attention, explained

Beyoncé made her iconic Coachella performance into a live album. You can stream it right now.

How Game of Thrones’ final season premiere mirrors its first

Flight attendants know the real job killer isn’t the Green New Deal. It’s climate change.

There’s nothing funny about Kim Kardashian studying to pass the bar

Trump vetoes Congress’s directive to end US involvement in bloody Saudi-led war in Yemen

Why the world’s leading AI charity decided to take billions from investors

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