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Mike Pence amends claim that 'ISIS has been defeated' following deadly attack on U.S. troops

Mike Pence amends claim that 'ISIS has been defeated' following deadly attack on U.S. troopsThe same day that ISIS fighters in Syria claimed responsibility for a deadly bomb attack, Vice President Mike Pence echoed the president's assessment that the group had been vanquished.



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Trump claims he has been ‘tougher than any other president’ on Russia in angry response to FBI investigation report

Trump claims he has been ‘tougher than any other president’ on Russia in angry response to FBI investigation reportPresident Donald Trump lashed out at James Comey and the FBI on Saturday, after The New York Times reported that the intelligence agency launched an investigation into whether he was working for the Russian government. In a series of tweets, Mr Trump claimed he has been “far tougher on Russia” than previous presidents Barack Obama, George W Bush and Bill Clinton, and suggested he had taken a tougher stance than any other president.



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Some national park Joshua trees have been cut down during the government shutdown

Some national park Joshua trees have been cut down during the government shutdownNational Park Service photos show several Joshua trees have been cut down by off-roaders since the partial government shutdown started.



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No U.S. Troops Have Yet Been Withdrawn From Syria, Pentagon Says

No U.S. Troops Have Yet Been Withdrawn From Syria, Pentagon Says“We have taken a number of logistical measures to support an ordered withdrawal,” Commander Sean Robertson, a Defense Department spokesman, said in a statement. “However, we will confirm that there has been no redeployment of military personnel from Syria to date,” Robertson said. The administration’s strategy toward Syria has appeared muddled since Trump’s abrupt announcement last month of a U.S. exit, a statement that included no details but sparked the resignation of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and the top American envoy to the global coalition to defeat Islamic State.



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Elizabeth Smart: 'What a miracle!!! Jayme Closs has been found'

Elizabeth Smart: 'What a miracle!!! Jayme Closs has been found'Elizabeth Smart, an outspoken advocate on kidnapping after her much publicized captivity in 2002, speaks out on Wisconsin teen Jayme Closs.



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A tiny town has been overrun with 'cute' but confused seals

A tiny town has been overrun with 'cute' but confused sealsThe small Canadian town of Roddickton-Bide Arm is teeming with seals that have wandered inland after a sudden freeze cut off their access to water.



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Trump blames California for wildfires, but many of the worst have been on federal land

Trump blames California for wildfires, but many of the worst have been on federal landMany of the largest and worst fires in the state were on federal land.



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Trump confirms key plotter in USS Cole attack has been killed

Trump confirms key plotter in USS Cole attack has been killedPresident Donald Trump confirmed Sunday that the US military has killed one of the architects of the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole that left 17 American servicemen dead. The military said Friday that Al-Qaeda operative Jamal al-Badawi was believed to have been killed in a precision strike in Yemen. “Our GREAT MILITARY has delivered justice for the heroes lost and wounded in the cowardly attack on the USS Cole,” Trump tweeted.



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7-Year-Old Boy Found Dead in Denver Storage Unit Believed to Have Been Killed in May

7-Year-Old Boy Found Dead in Denver Storage Unit Believed to Have Been Killed in MayA 7-year-old boy who was found dead inside a Denver storage unit just before Christmas is believed to have been killed in May, according to Denver police.



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Scientists think they know where the early universe’s dark matter has been hiding

Scientists think they know where the early universe’s dark matter has been hidingMost of the mass in the universe is made up of a kind of matter that none of us have ever seen. It's called "dark matter" and, despite being incredibly abundant, it's also extremely difficult to study. Decades-old calculations suggested that there is more dark matter around younger galaxies than the ancient ones from the early days of the universe, but then where did the dark matter we see today come from? A new study offers the answer.

Past research suggested that galaxies we see nearby have more dark matter than those that are very distant. The farther away a galaxy is the farther back in time we're effectively looking, and scientists believed that those ancient galaxies didn't have all that much dark matter around them. As it turns out, that isn't the case.

After studying some 1,500 galaxies, researchers led by Alfred Tiley of Durham University have determined that the amount of dark matter surrounding these huge collections of stars and planets is about the same as it ever was.

Detecting dark matter around a galaxy can be tricky but it's made easier by calculating the gravitation effect that the matter has on its surroundings. We can't see dark matter in space because it doesn't reflect light, but it still exerts a gravitational pull, just like "normal" matter. By accounting for the size of a galaxy and the speed at which stars on its edges are moving, scientists can calculate how much dark matter is lurking on the fringes.

This latest round of research, applied that same formula to many hundred galaxies both young and old. The scientists now believe that there's not much of a difference between the amount of dark matter around ancient galaxies when compared to much younger ones.

However, as Live Science reports, the astronomy community isn't entirely on board with this new finding. The model that Tiley and his team used has been called into question, especially as it relates to measurements of distant high-mass galaxies which have been studied by others searching for dark matter.

We'll have to wait and see how this all pans out but the results are certainly interesting and will no doubt further the conversation about where the universe's dark matter lies.



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