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|April 16, 2019
When Grace Hynes traveled to Paris in March 2016, she not only wanted to visit Notre-Dame. She also wanted to re-create an old photo of her grandfather, Joseph Hynes, posing in his military uniform in front of the Cathedral. France’s iconic cathedral suffered significant damage in a catastrophic fire Monday. In Paris, onlookers lined bridges over the Seine, some with tears in their eyes. Many people around the world mourned the damage on social media, including The World’s readers and listeners, who shared their photos and memories of visiting the centuries-old cathedral.
Also, Hernando Colón, the illegitimate son of colonizer Christopher Columbus, had an ambitious dream: to collect all of the world’s books in one library. Summaries of the volumes he gathered were distilled in the “Libro de los Epítomes,” or “The Book of Epitomes.” The repository had been lost to history for centuries. But the library was rediscovered at the Arnamagnæan Institute in Denmark last week. Edward Wilson-Lee, a professor at Cambridge University, spoke with The World about what this discovery means.
And Latina Rebels on Instagram has become a gathering place for Latinx women who self-identify as fiery, bold and unapologetic.
— Anna Pratt, The Scan editor
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