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NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the efforts of the firefighters who rushed into the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris when it caught fire earlier this week.

To celebrate the centennial of the modern-dance pioneer's birth, dancers at theaters in London, New York and Los Angeles performed a total of 100 solos that the master choreographed.

On Easter, people will gather to pray in the cathedral, situated 600 feet underground in the Andean mining town of Zipaquirá. It was built in the caverns and tunnels left behind by salt miners.

Thousands of Massachusetts residents have been committed to treatment for addiction against their will. Some families say locking up addicts in prison isn't treatment. Others say it saves lives.

NPR's Scott Simon explores an art exhibit in El Paso, Texas, by unaccompanied minors detained at the now-closed Tornillo Children's Detention center.

As the Irish band Dervish approaches its 30th anniversary, they musicians have released <em>The Great Irish Songbook </em>with guests including Steve Earle, Rhiannon Giddens, Vince Gill and more.

After 13 installments in the <em>Diary of a Wimpy Kid </em>series, Greg Heffley's best friend finally tells his own story. <em>Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid </em>is all about Rowley, whose superpower is kindness.

Some environmentalists say food production needs a fundamental reboot, with crops that stay rooted in the soil for years, like Kernza, a prairie grass. Even General Mills says it likes the idea.

A Philadelphia group hopes to open a site for people to use drugs under medical supervision. Faced with legal challenges, the group is making a moral and religious case for its proposed facility.

At the largest refugee camp in the world, Rohingya refugees and aid agencies face numerous challenges. Now they're also dealing with an outbreak of chickenpox.

Though Ikon, a multiresort ski pass, has been embraced by for its low prices, many locals gripe that they are making mountains too crowded.

As the U.K. continues to debate the state of Brexit, NPR's Scott Simon looks at how a new discovery at Stonehenge might offer a lesson in coming together.

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Larry Mitchell Hopkins is the leader of an armed militia group detaining migrants on the border between New Mexico and Mexico. He was arrested Monday on a weapons charge.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More than 300 people died in a series of bombings at churches and high-end hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. The Islamic State claimed responsibility today.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In the new Hulu show “Ramy,” the lead character is a 20-something who works at a startup that fails to get off the ground, uses dating apps, and still lives with his parents.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Latest

More than 300 people died in a series of bombings at churches and high-end hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.

ISIS claims responsibility for bombings in Sri Lanka

More than 300 people died in a series of bombings at churches and high-end hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“Jeopardy!” contestant James Holzhauer has racked up almost a million dollars in 12 shows so far.

A professional gambler is breaking Jeopardy

“Jeopardy!” contestant James Holzhauer has racked up almost a million dollars in 12 shows so far.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments today on whether to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.

Supreme Court appears ready to allow a citizenship question on 2020 Census

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments today on whether to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Many young people participate in the rental economy. They own less stuff than their parents' generation, and rent or share a lot more. For some it's a choice; for others a necessity.

The affluent homeless: A sleeping pod, a hired desk and a handful of clothes

Many young people participate in the rental economy. They own less stuff than their parents' generation, and rent or share a lot more. For some it's a choice; for others a necessity.

from NPR

From a mother with belly pain to a teen girl with a possibly infected tooth, volunteer medics are treating migrants once they've been released from government custody.

At the U.S.-Mexico border, volunteer medics step in to care for migrants

From a mother with belly pain to a teen girl with a possibly infected tooth, volunteer medics are treating migrants once they've been released from government custody.

from NPR

The justices are weighing whether the Trump administration can include a citizenship question on the 2020 census. A decision is expected this summer, when printing of the census forms is set to begin.

Supreme Court appears to lean toward allowing Census citizenship question

The justices are weighing whether the Trump administration can include a citizenship question on the 2020 census. A decision is expected this summer, when printing of the census forms is set to begin.

from All Things Considered

California has over 500,000 green jobs, with tens of thousands coming directly from state initiatives.

Low income neighborhoods work to seize opportunities in California's green economy

California has over 500,000 green jobs, with tens of thousands coming directly from state initiatives.

from KCRW Features

Beyoncé became the first black female headliner of the Coachella music festival last year.

Beyoncé's 'Homecoming’ brings black culture and expression to Coachella

Beyoncé became the first black female headliner of the Coachella music festival last year.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand