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A little over three months after Paris' Notre Dame caught fire, French officials say the cathedral is still in a precarious state and needs to be stabilized. Ultimately, they aim to restore the monument, a process that will take years.

When that work begins, there will be a new demand for experts who have the same skills required to build Notre Dame 900 years ago. In the workshops of the Hector Guimard high school, less than three miles from the cathedral, young stone carvers are training for that task.

Should Republicans still call themselves the Party of Lincoln?

Kevin McCarthy, the House Republican leader, declared, "We are the party of Lincoln," as he contended President Trump was not racist for suggesting four Democratic representatives, US citizens who are also women of color, should "go back" to the places they came from.

Humans first landed on the moon 50 years ago on July 20. Former astronaut Michael Collins was a member of the historic mission.

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In an early version of the audio, we incorrectly referred to the far side of the moon as the dark side of the moon.

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What Could Come At The Mueller Hearings

Jul 20, 2019

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Fresh hell ignited social media this week, or was it heaven?

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SIMON: It took form with claws and whiskers and scampered across a dark London alley before...

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Now, time for sports.

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An NPR Listener Shares His Signature Song

Jul 20, 2019

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This summer, we're hearing about your signature song, a song that's become almost a part of you, like BJ Leiderman, who writes our theme music. Today, we hear from one man about a song he calls the warmest blanket that exists.

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