Notre-Dame Cathedral, Mueller Report, Boston Marathon: Your Monday Night Briefing

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Good night. Right here’s the most recent.

1. Hearth ravaged the Cathedral of Notre-Dame.

Hundreds of individuals watched in shock from the banks of the Seine, and lots of extra have been riveted to tv screens, as flames tore via the beloved medieval landmark’s picket roof. Its iconic spire collapsed.

Grey smoke crammed the Paris sky into the night time as firefighters struggled to comprise the blaze, which officers mentioned had begun within the attic. Right here’s the most recent.

No trigger was recognized as of this writing, nor any accidents. The cathedral had been present process in depth renovations, together with work on the spire.

2. Within the U.S., President Trump visited Burnsville, Minn., for a spherical desk on the financial system and tax reform, above.

That took him close to the district represented by one in all his new political targets: Ilhan Omar, a Democrat and one of many first Muslim ladies elected to Congress. He has portrayed her remarks addressing the suspicions directed at American Muslims after Sept. 11 as dismissive of the terrorist assaults.

She has reported an increase in demise threats towards her.

And now we have the again story on a gathering on the White Home final month that set off the purge of homeland safety officers. The important thing ingredient: the fury of Stephen Miller, the 33-year-old White Home senior adviser, that that they had not enforce the insurance policies he pushed.


three. The Mueller report will probably be launched to Congress and the general public on Thursday, the Justice Division mentioned.

Legal professional Normal William Barr will supply the report after legal professionals from Justice and the workplace of the particular counsel, Robert Mueller, end reviewing the voluminous report on the 22-month investigation.

They’re blacking out passages involving secret grand jury testimony, categorized info, materials associated to persevering with investigations and different delicate info.


four. In the meantime, it’s tax day for a lot of the U.S. Folks in Maine and Massachusetts, which rejoice holidays as we speak, have till midnight Wednesday.

5. A minimum of 17 tornadoes ripped via Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and Ohio over the weekend, and highly effective storms swept throughout the South to the Northeast.

9 folks, together with three youngsters, have been killed — although none, amazingly, within the flattened city of Franklin, Tex., above.

By this morning, a lot of the extreme climate was pushing off the East Coast.


6. A New York miracle:

The three folks within the small airplane above have been spared a in all probability deadly crash on Sunday night time — by getting snarled in aboveground utility cables.

The airplane had run out of gas above Lengthy Island because it circled for a seventh try to land in thick fog. The three aboard, all males from Flushing, have been unhurt, besides, the police mentioned, for a single sprained finger.


eight. Triumphs in sport.

Within the Boston Marathon, Lawrence Cherono of Kenya, above left, beat Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia to the boys’s victory by only a stride, in 2:07:57, whereas Worknesh Degefa of Ethiopia ran away from the sector of girls, ending in 2:23:31.

Within the push rim wheelchair competitors, Daniel Romanchuk, a 20-year-old American, grew to become the youngest winner, in 1:21:36. Manuela Schar of Switzerland gained the ladies’s occasion for a second time, at 1:34:19.

And the awe over Tiger Woods’s win on the Masters on Sunday is much from over — he’s joined the ranks of the best comebacks in sports activities historical past.



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