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Friday, May 27, 2016

"This study is an effort to bring together a broad set of ideas and observations to test how well they fit, and the fit is surprisingly good," said Alexander Kashlinsky, an astrophysicist at NASA Goddard. "If this is correct, then all galaxies, including our own, are embedded within a vast sphere of black holes each about 30 times the sun's mass."

On Sept. 14, gravitational waves produced by a pair of merging black holes 1.3 billion light-years away were captured by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) facilities in Hanford, Washington, and Livingston, Louisiana. This event marked the first-ever detection of gravitational waves as well as the first direct detection of black holes. The signal provided LIGO scientists with information about the masses of the individual black holes, which were 29 and 36 times the sun's mass, plus or minus about four solar masses. These values were both unexpectedly large and surprisingly similar. read more


During a Wednesday meeting with reporters on Capitol Hill, the House Speaker, once again, disavowed Trump's campaign pledge to enforce U.S. immigration law.

Ryan also indicated that he would not include Trump's signature policy platforms on trade or immigration in the House GOP 2017 policy agenda. read more


Perhaps one of the most radical aspects Clinton's open borders platform is that she is openly campaigning on defending and even expanding President Obama's unconstitutional executive amnesties.

"You can count on me to defend President Obama's executive actions on DACA and DAPA when I am president," Clinton said, referring to Obama's 2012 (DACA) and 2014 (DAPA) executive amnesties, which gave work permits and access to federal benefits to millions of illegal immigrants.

Clinton's campaign website states that, as President, she will "defend President Obama's executive actions to provide deportation relief for DREAMers and parents of Americans and lawful residents." Meaning, Clinton will allow millions of illegal immigrants to remain in the United States, receive work permits to legally fill American jobs, and get access to federal benefits paid for by U.S. taxpayers. read more


Donald Trump ripped into Bill Kristol today during his rally in Anaheim, saying "all the guy wants to do is kill people and go to war."

Kristol has been trying to organize the launch of a third party to undermine Trump and help Hillary get elected, though he claims it's because he wants a "real conservative" to be president. read more


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

CHICAGO -- In this city's urgent push to rein in gun and gang violence, the Police Department is keeping a list. Derived from a computer algorithm that assigns scores based on arrests, shootings, affiliations with gang members and other variables, the list aims to predict who is most likely to be shot soon or to shoot someone. Shaquon Thomas was on it.

His first arrest came at age 13, and others quickly followed, his face maturing in a progression of mug shots. By 18, Mr. Thomas, who was known as the rapper Young Pappy, had been wounded in a shooting, the police said. Then, last May, Mr. Thomas, 19, was fatally shot in what the police said was a running gang feud. His score was more than 500, putting him near the top of the Chicago Police Department's list. read more


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