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Egypt opens ancient tomb of King Djoser after restoration


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Biden withdraws Trump’s restoration of UN sanctions on Iran


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U.S. officials are reportedly privately worried Russia stole blueprints for U.S. blackout restoration


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Notre-Dame restoration enters risky phase with scaffolding removal

Notre-Dame restoration enters risky phase with scaffolding removalThe operation to shore up fire-ravaged Notre-Dame Cathedral is entering a risky stage as engineers resume preparations for the removal of scaffolding that could provoke a further collapse. The Paris landmark lost its roof and spire in the April 15 blaze, but the main bell towers, outer walls and much of the vaulted ceiling survived, along with religious relics and artworks. Starting in February, their first delicate task will be the removal of 250 tonnes of damaged scaffolding installed for a renovation planned before the fire, without it falling onto the medieval vaulting.



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House Democrats to vote on restoration of Voting Rights Act this month  

House Democrats to vote on restoration of Voting Rights Act this month   House Democrats will vote this month on a bill intended to lay the foundation for a restoration of the full Voting Rights Act, a significant step in a years-long effort to respond to a 2013 Supreme Court decision that significantly weakened the law.



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Former FEMA Official Arrested on Bribery, Fraud Charges Relating to Puerto Rico Power Restoration

Former FEMA Official Arrested on Bribery, Fraud Charges Relating to Puerto Rico Power RestorationA former Federal Emergency Management Agency official has been arrested on charges that she took bribes from the president of a company that received $ 1.8 billion from the federal government to repair Puerto Rico's power grid after it was decimated by Hurricane Maria.Federal authorities said they arrested former FEMA deputy administrator Ahsha Tribble and the former president of Cobra Acquisitions, Donald K. Ellison, on Tuesday, accusing them of conspiring to defraud the federal government. Also arrested was Jovanda Patterson, who worked under Tribble at FEMA and was later hired by Cobra.“They took advantage of one of the most vulnerable moments in the history of Puerto Rico to enrich themselves,” said the U.S. attorney for Puerto Rico, Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez.A federal investigation found that Tribble and Ellison had cultivated a “close personal relationship” and that Ellison had multiplied Tribble's slew of perks in exchange for her influence in securing Cobra's government contracts. The gifts included a helicopter tour over Puerto Rico, a New York apartment, plane tickets, and hotel stays.In one instance, Tribble threatened in February of last year to withhold FEMA aid from the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority if it did not hire Cobra to repair damage from an explosion, despite officials' at the public utility saying they could get the work done for a lower price.



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Replica clock find sparks hope for Notre-Dame restoration

Replica clock find sparks hope for Notre-Dame restorationAn accidental discovery of a 19th-century clock in a dusty church storage room in Paris has sparked hopes that it can be used to replace a timepiece destroyed in the fire at Notre-Dame cathedral. The ruined clock in Notre-Dame, which measured two metres (6.5 feet) across, was located beneath the roof and spire of the Gothic monument which crashed down in the blaze that stunned France in April. Then French clockmaker Jean-Baptiste Viot stumbled across an almost identical version while completing an inventory last month at Saint Trinite church in northern Paris, four kilometres (2.5 miles) away from Notre-Dame.



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Serbia pledges 1 million euros for Notre-Dame restoration

Serbia pledges 1 million euros for Notre-Dame restorationSerbia on Monday said it will donate one million euros to help restore Notre-Dame Cathedral, after pro-government tabloids said the fire was “God’s punishment” to France. The gift comes after two tabloids, Alo and Informer, said the blaze was divine retribution after Kosovo’s flag was displayed inside the cathedral during World War I centennial commemorations in Paris last year. Serbia does not recognise the independence of Kosovo, a former southern province that broke away in a 1998-99 war.



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At Easter mass, Parisians pray for Notre-Dame's swift restoration

At Easter mass, Parisians pray for Notre-Dame's swift restorationThe archbishop of Paris, Michel Aupetit, began the service by drawing a parallel between the planned reconstruction of Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral and the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, celebrated every year by Christians at Easter. “We will rise up again and our cathedral will rise up again,” he told the congregation, which included the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, and the head of the Paris fire service, General Jean-Claude Gallet. The mass had originally been scheduled to be held at Notre-Dame, whose spire was destroyed and its roof gutted in Monday’s blaze as rescuers put their lives at risk to salvage the rest of the centuries-old cathedral and its priceless artifacts.



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Florida Rejects First Black Governor But Approves Restoration Of Felons' Voting Rights

Florida Rejects First Black Governor But Approves Restoration Of Felons' Voting RightsTALLAHASSEE, Fla. ― The same Florida voters who put Republican Ron DeSantis



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