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By The Associated Press | Updated - Apr 15th, 2019 @ 9:41pm | Posted - Apr 14th, 2019 @ 10:41pm



PARIS (AP) — People in the art world watched with shock and wept as a fierce fire ripped through Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. One medieval art expert called the Gothic church built over centuries "one of the great monuments to the best of civilization." Barbara Drake Boehm, senior curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's medieval Cloisters branch in New York, said the flames were a reminder: "Civilization is just so fragile."

NEW YORK (AP) — Art experts are expressing horror and grief at the fire that ravaged the Notre Dame Cathedral. The Gothic masterpiece has survived wars and revolutions and has stood for centuries as a jewel of Western architecture. One shell-shocked art expert is calling it "one of the great monuments to the best of civilization." Paris fire officials say the church's structure has been saved though much of the roof is destroyed.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is renewing his attacks on the special counsel's investigation of Russian election meddling as the release of the counsel's redacted report nears. The Justice Department plans to give the public and members of Congress a version of the report on Thursday with sensitive information removed. In a series of tweets Monday, Trump revisited his view that there never should have been an investigation.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top administration officials have been discussing ways to increase pressure on countries with high numbers of citizens who overstay their visas in the U.S. It's part of President Donald Trump's growing focus on immigration heading into his re-election campaign. The idea is just one on a long list under discussion by the administration as the influx of migrants at the border raises Trump's ire.

NEW YORK (AP) — A team of Associated Press journalists has won a Pulitzer Prize in international reporting for their work documenting torture, graft and starvation in Yemen's brutal civil war. The prize was announced Monday in New York at Columbia University. Reporter Maggie Michael, photographer Nariman El-Mofty and videographer Maad al-Zikry spent a year uncovering atrocities and suffering in Yemen.

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