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The Shutdown Is Disrupting Travel at America's Biggest Airports. And It's Probably Going to Get Worse

The Shutdown Is Disrupting Travel at America's Biggest Airports. And It's Probably Going to Get WorseTSA workers have not been paid for the pay period that ended last Friday



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Florida Key lime pie: So popular it's got its own festival

Florida Key lime pie: So popular it's got its own festivalThe eighth annual Florida Key Lime Pie Festival will be Jan. 19 at Veterans Memorial Park on Merritt Island.



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New Horizons unveils a new world. Actually, it's 2 worlds smashed together.

New Horizons unveils a new world. Actually, it's 2 worlds smashed together.It's a new, weird world.  The deep space exploration craft New Horizons has sent back the first detailed images of an ancient world floating more than 4 billion miles from Earth, formally known as 2014 MU69. The clearest glimpse yet of MU69 shows that it's shaped like a snowman, with two roundish lobes that have been fused together.  It is by far the most distant world a spacecraft — and by extension humanity — has ever explored. "What this spacecraft and this team accomplished is unprecedented," Alan Stern, the principal investigator of the New Horizons mission, said from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory on Wednesday. Image: jhapl/nasaNew Horizons — which previously revealed the majesty of Pluto in 2015 — swooped just 2,200 miles from the surface of MU69, which has been temporarily nicknamed Ultima Thule (the International Association of Astronomers will eventually endow MU69 with its official name). These images, though, are not of that absolute closest approach. Over the coming days and weeks, New Horizons will continue to transmit back more images that will reveal greater detail, and closer views of the object. "So stay tuned," Jeff Moore, the New Horizons geology team lead, said on Wednesday.  SEE ALSO: Queen rockstar unleashes badass space song about mysterious world of Ultima Thule MU69 is of profound interest to scientists. This world lies in a far-off group of objects, called the Kuiper Belt, that ring the solar system. Temperatures here approach absolute zero (minus 460 degrees Fahrenheit), which is as cold as it gets. Consequently, scientists suspect that these ancient objects have been preserved in relatively pristine condition since the beginnings of the still-forming solar system, some 4 billion years ago.  Seeing MU69, then, is like peering into the solar system's past.  Moore believes MU69 is composed of small icy bodies that are about 4.5 billion years old. Over time, these objects likely coalesced, and eventually two of these objects began to spiral close to one another. One day, they touched. Now, they're stuck together. The formation of MU69.Image: jhapl/nasaViewing MU69 is like looking at some of the "only remaining building blocks of the solar system" said Moore.  And as the New Horizons team suspected, this world is indeed reddish, and likely made up of different ices that have been subjected to space radiation for billions of years. "Now we can definitely say that Ultima Thule is red," said Carly Howett, a New Horizons planetary scientist. A reddish MU69.Image: jhapl/nasaAs the New Horizons team still awaits more detailed images of MU69, New Horizons will continue to journey deeper into space.  Perhaps scientists will spot another faint, distant object, and send New Horizons that way. The craft itself, while now 13 years old, won't hold them back "The spacecraft is in peak health," said Stern.  WATCH: Ever wonder how the universe might end?  



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Trump and Romney: It's off again

Trump and Romney: It's off againPresident Trump on Wednesday responded to Mitt Romney after the incoming Utah senator criticized him in a scathing Washington Post op-ed.



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Sen. Mazie Hirono on live TV: It's 'bs' if Trump blames Democrats for government shutdown

Sen. Mazie Hirono on live TV: It's 'bs' if Trump blames Democrats for government shutdownThe Hawaiian senator appeared Thursday night on 'All in With Chris Hayes' on MSNBC hours after the Trump administration was involved in several major news developments.



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Chinese tech workers told not to travel to US 'unless it's essential' after Huawei exec arrested

Chinese tech workers told not to travel to US 'unless it's essential' after Huawei exec arrestedTechnology researchers in China have been ordered to not travel to the US unless it is absolutely necessary, amid rising tensions between the two countries. Staff working in sensitive tech sectors were given the warning following the arrest of a Chinese tech executive in Canada, a source told the South China Morning Post. The warning comes after a similar order from US tech giant Cisco to some of its employees, which asked them the to any non-essential travel to China.



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Rep. Ted Lieu: It's 'Too Late' For Trump To Shut Down The Russia Probe

Rep. Ted Lieu: It's 'Too Late' For Trump To Shut Down The Russia ProbeA prominent Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee says it's "too late" for



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House Democrats agree: It's time for the same generation

House Democrats agree: It's time for the same generationA few of the Democratic Party’s young stars in the House took on Nancy Pelosi this week and proved mainly that none of them have anything like the political acumen to replace her.



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No, This Is NOT the 2020 Ford Bronco (It's the "Baby Bronco" Crossover)

No, This Is NOT the 2020 Ford Bronco (It's the "Baby Bronco" Crossover)A leaked image from a Ford dealer presentation shows the smaller SUV.



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Fox News Airs Ad For Trumpy Bear And People On Twitter Aren't Sure It's Real

Fox News Airs Ad For Trumpy Bear And People On Twitter Aren't Sure It's RealViewers of Fox News were given the gift of learning about Trumpy Bear on



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