Notre Dame Cathedral

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Famous Landmark Asks Americans for Help

Notre Dame launches fundraising drive to save crumbling facade

(Newser) - Attention, Americans: Notre Dame needs your help. A $120 million fundraising drive is underway to save the Gothic cathedral's famous façade and sneering gargoyles. The target audience: the 14 million visitors who flock to the 850-year-old landmark each year, a huge chunk of them from the US. "... More »

2 Shots, Then Man Down Near Notre Dame Cathedral

Cop shot hammer-wielding man who attacked him, police say

(Newser) - A police officer shot and wounded a man who attacked him with a hammer near Notre Dame Cathedral on Tuesday, Paris police and a police union official say. Union official Cedric Michel says a man armed with a hammer went after the cop, who was patrolling the esplanade in front... More »

Notre Dame Evacuated After Suicide at Altar

Man reportedly shoots himself

(Newser) - Paris' legendary Notre Dame Cathedral was evacuated today, after a man shot himself in front of the altar, police tell France 24 . The incident occurred around 4pm local time, while the tourist attraction was open to the public. Some 1,500 visitors were cleared out after the man put a... More »

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