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So, we've seen the first-ever photo of a black hole. What happens now?

So, we've seen the first-ever photo of a black hole. What happens now?Is the adventure over? No, far from it: "The researchers who captured the first-ever images of a black hole don't plan to rest on their laurels."



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So, we've seen the first-ever photo of a black hole. What happens now?

So, we've seen the first-ever photo of a black hole. What happens now?Is the adventure over? No, far from it: "The researchers who captured the first-ever images of a black hole don't plan to rest on their laurels."



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Son of sheriff's deputy charged with burning three Louisiana black churches

Son of sheriff's deputy charged with burning three Louisiana black churchesHolden Matthews, 21, a white resident of St. Landry Parish, the county where the fires occurred, was charged with three counts of simple arson on religious buildings, each count of which carries a prison sentence of up to 15 years, Louisiana Fire Marshal H. “Butch” Browning said. “We are extremely, unequivocally confident that we have the person who is responsible for these tragic crimes on these three churches,” Browning told a news briefing in Opelousas, Louisiana, about 60 miles (97 km) west of Baton Rouge. Matthews, the son of Deputy Roy Matthews of the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office, was taken into custody late Wednesday, about 12 hours after he was identified as a suspect, Browning said.



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Louisiana church fires: Deputy's son arrested as authorities investigate ties to black metal

Louisiana church fires: Deputy's son arrested as authorities investigate ties to black metalHolden Matthews, the son of a sheriff's deputy, was in custody in connection with the fires of three predominantly black churches in Louisiana.



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Picture was clear, but black hole's name a little fuzzy

Picture was clear, but black hole's name a little fuzzyWASHINGTON (AP) — The newly pictured supermassive black hole is a beast with no name, at least not an official one. And what happens next could be cosmically confusing.



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Shock at arrest of deputy's son in black church fires

Shock at arrest of deputy's son in black church firesOPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — Authorities said he had no known criminal record. A friend described him as an introverted animal lover who showed no animosity toward any race, and a talented, if frustrated heavy metal guitar player and singer. A fellow musician called him "a really sweet guy."



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Louisiana church fires: Police arrest man over suspected arson attacks on black churches

Louisiana church fires: Police arrest man over suspected arson attacks on black churchesPolice have arrested a man suspected of setting fire to three predominately black churches in a southern Louisiana parish, a federal prosecutor said on Wednesday."A suspect has been identified in connection with three church burnings in Opelousas, Louisiana, and is in state custody," David Joseph, the US Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana, said in a statement.The suspect's name was not released.The sheriff's office in St. Landry Parish where the fires occurred declined to comment and referred questions to the fire marshal's office.Ashley Rodrigue, spokeswoman for the State Fire Marshal's Office, said there will be an announcement regarding the case at a press conference on Thursday attended by Governor John Bel Edwards and law enforcement officials.Authorities said this month they found suspicious "patterns" among fires that burned down three churches between 26 March and 4 April in the parish, about 100 miles (160 km) northwest of New Orleans.The fires destroyed St. Mary Baptist Church in the community of Port Barre, and Greater Union Baptist Church and Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Opelousas, the seat of the parish, the Louisiana equivalent to a county.All the churches have mostly black congregants, raising authorities' suspicion that the fires could have been racially motivated hate crimes. (Reporting by Rich McKay, additional reporting by Gabriella Borter; editing by Darren Schuettler)Reuters



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Suspect accused of burning black churches 'didn't seem right,' and used racial slurs

Suspect accused of burning black churches 'didn't seem right,' and used racial slursSt. Landry Parish neighbors react to arrest made Wednesday of 21-year-old neighbor in church fires.



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Suspect accused of burning black churches 'didn't seem right,' and used racial slurs

Suspect accused of burning black churches 'didn't seem right,' and used racial slursSt. Landry Parish neighbors react to arrest made Wednesday of 21-year-old neighbor in church fires.



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Son of sheriff's deputy reportedly arrested in connection with fires at historically black churches

Son of sheriff's deputy reportedly arrested in connection with fires at historically black churchesThe son of a sheriff's deputy has been arrested in connection with fires that burned down three historically black churches in Louisiana, police say; Casey Stegall reports on what's known about the suspect.



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