Scientists Call Black Hole Image Tip of the Iceberg

Capturing an image of a black hole was considered impossible just a generation ago but an international collaboration produced that very impossibility last month. On Thursday, scientists told Congress they are ready to go even deeper into the reaches of the universe’s greatest cosmic mysteries.

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Poll: Americans Don’t Want Federal Spending Cuts

Most Americans from both major political parties want the government to boost federal spending on education, veterans’ benefits and infrastructure, but that call for more spending comes during a period of historically low trust in the federal government, the Pew Research Center reported Thursday.

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Park Service Leader Grilled on Damage During Shutdown

The amount taxpayers will fork over to repair damage that occurred at several national parks during the longest government shutdown in U.S. history is not yet known but a report is coming soon, the deputy director of the National Park Service told lawmakers Wednesday while defending the decision to keep parks open.

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Congress Reaches Tentative Funding Deal to Prevent Shutdown

Faced with the looming threat of another government shutdown, congressional negotiators said Monday night they had reached an “agreement in principal” to finance construction of new fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border for about $1.4 billion, far less than the $5.7 billion President Donald Trump wanted.

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