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Solar powered re-design of Notre Dame spire could be on the horizon

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After a devastating fire gutted parts of the historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the French government announced an international competition to redesign the Notre Dame spire. One of the designs gaining public interest is a glass roof and spire that can harness solar energy. 

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If selected, the design by Vincent Callebaut Architecture will install a roof and spire made up of diamond glass panels supported by steel frames. Each of the panels would store solar power in hydrogen fuel cells, which are projected to provide electricity for the cathedral and some buildings in its vicinity. 

The green design also incorporates food sustainability by having a vegetable garden on its rooftop. The produce from this urban farm would feed Paris’ homeless population. 

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Aside from Vincent Callebaut Architecture, other firms have submitted modern yet elegant designs that complement the French Gothic design of the cathedral. 

The designs have now been submitted to the French Government, who announced an international competition to re-design the spire of the Cathedral.

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Juice Wrld Dead at 21 after suffering a Seizure

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US rapper Juice Wrld, 21, has reportedly passed away after suffering a seizure in Chicago’s Midway airport, according to a report from TMZ.

Juice’s flight from Cali landed early Sunday morning, and after deplaning … witnesses tell us he suffered the seizure while walking through the airport. Law enforcement sources say he was bleeding from the mouth when paramedics got on scene.

Wrld––Jarad Anthony Higgins was said to have been conscious when rushed to a nearby hospital. However, he was pronounced dead a short time later at the hospital. The cause of death is unclear at this time.

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Uber discloses disturbing Data of 3,000+ Sexual Assault incidents

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Uber’s sexual assault problem has skyrocketed, but a new company report released by the ride-sharing hub on Thursday reveals shocking details of the ongoing crisis, and it’s worse then you could fathom.

In the 84-page, self-released report, Uber revealed the company receives thousands of sexual assault and misconduct reports a year, according to NBC News.

The chilling data includes 235 reports of rape, 280 reports of attempted rape, 1,560 reports of groping, 376 reports of unwanted kissing to the breast, buttocks or mouth, and 594 reports of unwanted kissing to a different body part.

In total, the report reveals Uber received 5,981 reports of sexual abuse between 2017 and 2018. While riders are typically the victims in many of the company’s higher-profile sexual assault cases — such as those lodged by four female survivors in 2018 — Uber’s report claims passengers were actually the accused party in 45 percent of the reports filed.

“Each of those incidents represents an individual who has undergone a horrific trauma,” Uber’s chief legal officer Tony West told NBC News. “But I’m not surprised by those numbers,” he added.  “I’m not surprised because sexual violence is just much more pervasive in society than I think most people realize.”

“We had to measure what was happening on our platform,” said West. “We know in business, if you don’t measure it, you can’t address it.”

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Kamala Harris to end Democratic presidential campaign

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California Sen. Kamala Harris is reportedly planning to drop out of the presidential race, CBS News confirms.

The news came on the same day that Harris canceled a high-profile fundraiser in New York and amid severe drops in polling numbers.

The senator allegedly informed her staff on a phone call of her decision, less than an hour after it was revealed the event, which was scheduled to take place at the Paul Weiss law firm, was canceled due to a “personal matter.”

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