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3 million-year-old comet piece found inside a meteorite, could contain building blocks of life

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A piece of a comet, thought to be between 3 and 3.5 million-years-old, has been found inside a meteorite and it could potentially contain the building blocks of life, according to a new study.

The meteorite was found in the LaPaz icefield in Antarctica, the researchers noted, adding they were surprised to see that the tiny sample of the comet was intact.

“Because this sample of cometary building-block material was swallowed by an asteroid and preserved inside this meteorite, it was protected from the ravages of entering Earth’s atmosphere,” Carnegie Institution for Science’s Larry Nittler said in a statement. “It gave us a peek at material that would not have survived to reach our planet’s surface on its own, helping us to understand the early solar system’s chemistry.”

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The arrow in this view of the LaPaz meteorite points to where the scientists found the carbon-rich cometary fragment. The colors are produced by polarized light shining through a thin slice of the meteorite; the grid lines are spaced one millimeter apart. (Credit: Carles Moyano-Cambero/Institute of Space Sciences, Barcelona)

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“The existence of this cometary microxenolith [interloping minerals] supports the idea of a radially inward transport of materials from the outer protoplanetary disk into the CR chondrite reservoir during the formation of planetesimals,” the study’s abstract reads. “Moreover, the H-isotopic composition of the clast is suggestive of a temporal evolution of organic isotopic compositions in the comet-forming region of the disk.”

The study has been published in the scientific journal Nature.

The meteorite, known as LaPaz Icefield 02342, belongs to “a class of primitive carbonaceous chondrite meteorites that have undergone minimal changes” since being formed more than 4.5 billion years ago, outside Jupiter’s orbit, according to Arizona State University research scientist Jemma Davidson.

These types of space rocks have previously contained organic compounds, water and even amino acids and nucleobases, the building blocks of protein and DNA, Live Science reported.

The part of the comet found inside the meteorite is exceptionally small, at just 0.1 millimeters across, but its importance far outweighs its diminutive size.

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The carbon-rich fragment the material comets are built from is colored red in this scanning electron microscope image. The scale bar shows its size. (Credit: Larry Nittler/Carnegie Institution for Science)

“Primitive meteorites provide a snapshot of the early solar system that we can study in the lab,” Davidson said in the statement. “The LaPaz meteorite is a nice example since it has experienced minimal terrestrial weathering.”

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“When I saw the first electron images of the carbon-rich material. I knew we were looking at something very rare. It was one of those exciting moments you live for as a scientist,” Davidson added.

The presence of the comet inside LaPaz Icefield 02342 and the pristine nature of it may reveal information about the early days of the solar system and how planets formed.

“Discoveries like this demonstrate how important it is to retrieve precious meteorites like LaPaz from Antarctica,” Davidson said. “We never know what secrets they’ll reveal.”

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Hero priest saves precious artifacts from Notre Dame Cathedral fire, but the fate of many treasures remains unknown

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A French priest has been hailed a hero for saving the Blessed Sacrament and the Crown of Thorns from Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral during the blaze on Monday – but the fate of other precious treasures remains unknown.

The cathedral caught on fire Monday late afternoon amid renovations, threatening to destroy one of the greatest architectural landmarks in the Western world.

Paris fire chief Jean-Claude Gallet said the church’s structure had been saved after firefighters managed to stop the fire spreading to the northern belfry. The fire is being treated as an accident, with the Paris prosecutors’ office ruling out arson and possible terror-related motives.

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PARIS, FRANCE – APRIL 16: Historical artifacts that were saved from Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral are stored in a room of the Paris City Hall on April 16, 2019 in Paris, France. A fire broke out on Monday afternoon and quickly spread across the building, collapsing the spire. The cause is unknown but officials said it was possibly linked to ongoing renovation work. (Chesnot/Getty Images)

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Many people remain concerned about the possible permanent damage caused to the treasures inside the cathedral, including an iconic statue known as Notre Dame de Paris depicting the Virgin Mary and Jesus; and the Statue of St. Dennis.

The fate of the 17th-century portrait of St. Thomas Aquinas at the fountain of wisdom and the 1716 “Visitation” painting remain unclear.

At least three artifacts were confirmed to have been lost. Those include a separate fragment of the Holy Crown of Thorns, a relic of St Denis, and another relic of St Geneviève, the Guardian reported.

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Jean-Marc Fournier, chaplain of the Paris Fire Brigade who also played a key role in supporting Parisians following the 2015 terror attack in Paris, saved the Blessed Sacrament and the Crown of Thorns (pictured) after he went in with the firefighters. (Getty)

But thanks to one French priest, there’s at least two artifacts that definitely avoided destruction.

Jean-Marc Fournier, the chaplain of the Paris Fire Brigade who also played a key role in supporting Parisians following the 2015 Bataclan terror attack, saved the Blessed Sacrament and the Crown of Thorns after he went in with the firefighters, Sky News reported.

“Father Fournier is an absolute hero,” an emergency services member said. “He showed no fear at all as he made straight for the relics inside the cathedral, and made sure they were saved. He deals with life and death every day, and shows no fear.”

The Crown of Thorns is believed to be a remnant of the wreath of thorns placed on the head of Jesus Christ at his crucifixion, which French monarch Louis IX brought to Paris in the 13th century.

The Blessed Sacrament, meanwhile, is a name for the body and blood of Christ in the form of consecrated bread and wine. It’s displayed on an altar in a monstrance.

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Other artifacts that weren’t affected by the fire include the Rose windows, three round glass windows dating back to the 13th century. The Archbishop of Paris said all three have been saved. (Getty)

Other artifacts that weren’t affected by the fire include the Rose windows, three round glass windows dating back to the 13th century. The Archbishop of Paris said all three have been saved, BFM TV reported.

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The Great Organ, originally built in 1403, has been saved as well as the Tunic of Saint Louis which said to belong to King Louis.

The True Cross and Holy Nails, the physical remnants from the cross upon which Jesus was crucified, were initially thought to have been lost in the fire, but French media reports say they were saved.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Mom who lost arm, legs after dog bite raises awareness on dangers of sepsis

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A Canadian mother who had three limbs amputated after she was bitten by her dog during a game of tug-of-war is raising awareness on sepsis, the life-threatening infection that nearly killed her. In 2013, then 49-year-old Christine Caron was playing with her Shih Tzu, Buster, when the dog accidentally nipped her, Caters News Agency reported.

After a week of feeling ill and then vomiting, Caron landed in the hospital where she later collapsed and was placed in a monthlong induced coma.

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“The next thing I knew I was in the hospital being awoken from an induced coma on June 13,” Caron told Caters News Agency. “This is when I was told that I had suffered from sepsis and the only way they would be able to save me was if they amputated my arms and legs.”

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Christine Caron, who was 49 at the time, was playing tug-of-war with her four dogs on May 16, 2013, when her 3-year-old Shih Tzu, Buster, accidentally bit her hand. (Christine Caron/Caters News )

Caron’s right arm was spared, but on June 22, 2013, she had both legs amputated below the knee, and her left arm amputated below the elbow four days later. She was discharged to a rehab center in July, and began walking on prosthetic legs by September.

“Over the years I have been working on becoming active again after the mental impacts of surgery stopped me, and now I even have a yoga arm — which helps my mental health massively,” Caron told the news agency.

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Caron told the news agency that she is now focused on spreading as much awareness as possible about sepsis and post-sepsis syndrome. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sepsis is the body’s extreme response to an infection and is considered a life-threatening medical emergency. It happens when an infection triggers a chain reaction throughout the body, potentially leading to rapid tissue damage, organ failure and death.

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Caron woke up one month later to find out she had been in a coma and battling deadly sepsis. (Christine Caron/Caters News)

Anyone is at risk of sepsis, but those older than 65, younger than 1 or patients with chronic conditions or weakened immune systems are at a higher risk of contracting it. Signs or symptoms can include high heart rate, fever, shivering and confusion, shortness of breath, clammy or sweaty skin, and extreme pain or discomfort. It’s estimated that 1.7 million adults in America develop sepsis each year, resulting in an estimated 270,000 deaths.

According to Sepsis Alliance, about 50 percent of patients who survive sepsis will go onto suffer from post-sepsis syndrome, which can cause insomnia, nightmares, panic attacks, disabling muscle and joint pain, extreme fatigue, poor concentration, loss of self-esteem and decreased cognitive functioning.

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Caron has called for more education and advocacy, as “sepsis doesn’t discriminate, it can happen to anyone.”

“I was just playing with my dog in the garden when he accidentally nipped my hand,” she told Caters News Agency. “I didn’t think it would be an issue as I had cleaned it immediately and it didn’t become infected.”

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Original owner of A Little White Chapel selling Las Vegas landmark for $12 million

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It’s a fixture of Vegas. A landmark on the Strip. It’s been immortalized in countless TV series and films, but it was also the real-life site of (one of) Frank Sinatra’s wedding(s), as well as (one of) Judy Garland’s and (one of) Britney Spears’, too.

And now, it’s selling for $12 million.

A Little White Chapel, which first opened its doors in 1951 and later expanded to include a drive-thru “Tunnel of Love” wedding chapel (among other on-site wedding services), has hit the Las Vegas real estate market, as the original owner is finally ready to hand over the reins.

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“It’s been a wonderful time but it’s someone else’s turn,” said Charlotte Richards, who has owned and operated the chapel for 68 years, in a statement to Fox 5 Vegas.

Richards first bought the chapel, which originally consisted of only one room, for $50,000, but soon invested in additional amenities, like on-site gown and tux rentals, florist services, songs from Elvis impersonators, as well as the aforementioned drive-thru chapel. The building now contains five chapels in total, some of which have served as the site of famous — and infamous — wedding ceremonies.

In addition to Frankie, Jude and Britney, notable celebrities who married at A Little White Chapel – also commonly referred to as “A Little White Wedding Chapel” – include Patty Duke, James Caan, Rita Hayworth, Mickey Rooney (twice), Michael Jordan, Mary Tyler Moore, and even Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, among many others.

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Richards herself presided over several of those, she says, and in total, the officiants at her chapel have overseen the marriages of more than 1 million happy (at least momentarily) couples. She also once told “Property Man” Bob Massi that she has never charged a military member for marriage services at the chapel.

Now, however, she’s ready for another enthusiastic, hopeless romantic to continue the chapel’s legacy.

“I need to slow down and let someone else take over,” Richards told Fox 5 Vegas.

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A Little White Chapel offers on-site gown and tux rentals, florist services, songs from Elvis impersonators, and even a drive-thru “Tunnel of Love” where couples can marry on-the-go. (PRWeb/TheChapelIsForSale.com)

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The property, which sits on 1 acre of land on S. Las Vegas Boulevard, is represented by Steve Khalilzadegan of Savi Realty — and he says the $12 million asking price is a steal.

Today there is land nearby on Las Vegas Blvd that is currently listed at $30,000,000 an acre. At list price with an established business and global name recognition, I feel this is an amazing value,” Khalilzadegan said in a press release.

“It is a rarity to have such a truly iconic Las Vegas landmark come to market,” he added. “Interested parties have already reached out to me directly from around the world on this unique listing.”

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Attorney: Coast Guard officer isn’t facing terrorism charges

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A Coast Guard officer accused of stockpiling guns and compiling a hit list of prominent Democrats and network TV journalists is seeking his release from federal custody since prosecutors haven’t charged him with any terrorism-related offenses.

Christopher Hasson has remained in custody since his Feb. 15 arrest and subsequent indictment in Maryland on firearms and drug charges. His attorney is Liz Oyer. Oyer wrote in a Monday letter that prosecutors recently informed the court they don’t expect to seek any additional charges.

In a court filing, prosecutors called Hasson a “domestic terrorist” and said he “intends to murder innocent civilians on a scale rarely seen in this country.”

In February, a magistrate judge ordered Hasson detained but said he was willing to revisit his decision if prosecutors didn’t bring more serious charges.

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‘Today’ co-anchor Hoda Kotb adopts baby girl

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Hoda Kotb‘s family has grown.

The “Today” show co-anchor revealed she adopted a second child.

In a telephone call on Tuesday, the 54-year-old told her morning show colleagues that she has adopted a baby girl. Hope Catherine joins 2-year-old sister Haley Joy.

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Kotb adopted Haley Joy in 2017.

Kotb says Haley is marching around saying “I’m a big sister.” She says Haley wanted to feed Hope raspberries for breakfast.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Doug Schoen: Closing the border would be a profound mistake for President Trump … and for America

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Despite his earlier promise to hold off on closing the U.S. southern border with Mexico to all migrants, President Trump privately urged his new Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Kevin McAleenan, last week to do just that.

In fact, the president is reported to have told McAleenan that if the action to close the border resulted in any legal trouble for the acting secretary, Trump would offer a pardon.

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This drastic approach by the president is alarming not only because it indicates he is willing to violate federal court orders blocking the administration from limiting asylum seekers for political reasons, but also because it represents a serious threat to both our values and our economy.

Ultimately, the impact of closing the southern border would be felt across the country, and it would inevitably harm many industries.

Richard Miles, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Americas program, recently explained the far-reaching impact closing the southern border would have.

“The first thing you’d see is a spike in car prices and factories in trouble,” he said. This is because lots of the trade between the United States and Mexico is in parts, and factories would face shortages of key components needed for manufacturing.

Farmers in the Midwest could be some of the hardest hit by the closure. Corn and soybeans are two major American exports to Mexico, and cutting off this critical market could spell disaster in states such as Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, Illinois and Indiana.

Indeed, closing the border is a dramatic and unnecessary move, the effects of which are not entirely unknown to us. Donald Trump attempted a small-scale version of this plan just a few months ago.

The Trump administration closed the San Ysidro border crossing around Thanksgiving 2018 for six hours. During the closure, the San Ysidro Chamber of Commerce estimated that there were $5.3 million in losses to the local economy.

If the entire southern border were to be closed, especially for an indefinite period of time, these losses will increase exponentially. Such a move would have a catastrophic impact on the various industries that rely on trade with Mexico.

President Trump should end his trade wars with China, his tariff threats on the European Union, and threats to close the southern border with Mexico.

Miles explains that the impact on border states would be just as bad as it is for Mexico. “There are almost a million legal crossings every single day. In Tijuana alone, it’s like 50,000 vehicles and 25,000 pedestrians. That’s day laborers, nannies, landscapers coming in, and the other way around. It’s services like architects to engineers to high-skilled labor.”

It is clear that closing the southern border would be a mistake. It is a vanity project for President Trump, whose policy choices are often dictated by nothing more than party politics.

The president likes to brag about the growth of the American economy on his watch, but the United States needs access to more markets in order to grow our country’s economy, not fewer.

Somewhat ironically, President Trump recently blamed, on Twitter, the Federal Reserve for what he saw as a lack of economic growth.

“If the Fed had done its job properly, which it has not, the Stock Market would have been up 5,000 to 10,000 additional points, and GDP would have been well over 4 percent instead of 3 percent … with almost no inflation,” he tweeted.

However, a move to close the southern border with Mexico may do much more harm to our nation’s economy than any action taken so far by the Federal Reserve.

Our lawmakers need to focus on ways to continue to facilitate trade between the United States and our neighbors – not ploys such as this.

Replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement has been a key campaign issue for President Trump from the beginning. Yet more than two years into his first term, NAFTA remains in place despite his threats to cancel the agreement. NAFTA’s replacement, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, has been signed but not ratified, and represents little to no improvement on NAFTA.

It is abundantly clear that what we now need are policies that facilitate trade to support our economy. The more places our farmers can sell their crops, manufacturers can sell their products, and businesses can sell their services, the better for the American economy.

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At the same time, we must reach a compromise on immigration with a policy that effectively secures our border, as well as protects and supports the more than 11 million undocumented immigrants in our country, hard at work seeking economic opportunities and safety.

President Trump should end his trade wars with China, his tariff threats on the European Union, and threats to close the southern border with Mexico. We need these trading partners just as much as they need us.

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Bebe Rexha reveals she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder: ‘I just want you to accept me’

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Singer Bebe Rexha revealed Monday that she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

Rexha, 29, explained in an emotional tweet that she couldn’t figure out why she “felt so sick.”

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“Why I felt lows that made me not want to leave my house or be around people and why I felt highs that wouldn’t let me sleep, wouldn’t let me stop working or creating music. Now I know why,” the “Say My Name” singer wrote.

In a follow-up tweet, Rexha revealed she is bipolar and she is “not ashamed anymore.”

Rexha said she hoped her fans could accept her as she is.

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“I don’t want you to feel sorry for me. I just want you to accept me. That’s all. Love you,” she concluded.

The National Institute of Mental Health describes bipolar disorder as a “brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks.”

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German comedian loses case against Merkel over Erdogan poem

A German comedian has lost a court case against Chancellor Angela Merkel’s description of a crude poem he wrote about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as “deliberately hurtful.”

Amid tensions with Turkey over a TV satire poking fun at Erdogan, Jan Boehmermann read the poem on television in 2016 to illustrate something he said wouldn’t be allowed in Germany.

Merkel’s spokesman said she considered the poem “deliberately hurtful,” which Merkel later said was a mistake. Prosecutors dropped an investigation of Boehmermann for lack of evidence of any crime.

Berlin’s administrative court on Tuesday rejected Boehmermann’s bid to ban the government from repeating Merkel’s assessment, since it was clear that wouldn’t happen. It also found Merkel’s comments weren’t unlawful and didn’t constitute “prejudgement” of the case against Boehmermann.

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Tourist searching for people in ‘historic’ Notre Dame Cathedral photo taken one hour before fire

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An American tourist is hopeful that the “magic” of social media will lead her to two people she spontaneously photographed just one hour before the Notre Dame Cathedral went up in flames on Monday in Paris, in a bittersweet image that has since been declared a “historic” shot.

On April 15, Brooke Windsor took to Twitter to share her plea in a post that has since gone massively viral. In the image, a smiling man is about to lift and swing a jubilant, toddler-aged little girl before the 800-year-old landmark.

“I took this photo as we were leaving #NotreDame about an hour before it caught on fire. I almost went up to the dad and asked if he wanted it. Now I wish I had,” Windsor wrote online of the heartbreaking scene. “Twitter if you have any magic, help him find this.”

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As of Tuesday morning, 23-year-old Windsor told the BBC that she had not yet been able to identify the pair, who she believes may be a father and daughter, or related in some other way.

Though many commenters have questioned the Michigan woman regarding why she thinks the two share a parent-child relationship, she said their suspected familial bond was evidenced by “simply the dynamic I observed from them while debating on interrupting this moment,” as per BBC.

The emotional tale has since touched the hearts of many Twittizens, who have since graced the post with over 95,000 shares, 190,000 likes and 950 comments.

“This has easily become my favorite photograph of Notre Dame. I hope you find the father in the photo,” one commenter wrote. “So we hope.”

“This is going to become THAT photo,” another agreed.

“I hope Twitter does have some magic, that is a great picture,” another offered.

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In the image, a smiling man lifts and swings a jubilant, toddler-aged little girl before the 800-year-old landmark.   (Brooke Windsor / Twitter)

“This photo is not only a keeper, it’s historic,” one proclaimed.

“So sad to see the building looking [serene] and safe in the sun,” another opined. “Just before this dreadful disaster.”

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“You’re going to find this daddy and his little girl. I just know it. Beautiful photo,” an optimist said.

“I agree. The stunning picture against an iconic backdrop,” another lamented. My heart breaks for the nation of Paris.”

Located on the Ile de la Cite in the center of Paris, the Gothic cathedral, which dates back to the 12th century, attracts millions of tourists each year. It is home to incalculable works of art and is one of the world’s most famous tourist attractions. It was also featured in Victor Hugo’s novel “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame.”

On Monday night, two-thirds of the cathedral’s roof was ravaged by the blaze, which is being investigated as an accident.

The flames collapsed the cathedral’s spire, which had been shrouded in scaffolding as part of a $6.8 million renovation project on the spire and its 250 tons of lead.

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It was not immediately clear what caused the fire. Sources told Fox News that it appears the blaze, which came one day after Palm Sunday and during Holy Week, was related to construction being done at the cathedral.

In the hours since, French billionaire François-Henri Pinault, husband of Salma Hayek, pledged almost $113 million to rebuild the historic site.  Bernard Arnault, owner of the luxury goods group LVMH, also pledged $226 million toward reconstruction efforts.

“It is what our history deserves,” French President Emmanuel Macron told a sorrowful crowd as he vowed to rebuild the cathedral. “It is, in the deepest sense, our destiny,”

Fox News’ Lucia I. Suarez Sang, Nicole Darrah, Samuel Chamberlain, Danielle Wallace and the Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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