Congress-Barr conflict shows it's time to bring back prosecutors with true independence
Congress-Barr conflict shows it's time to bring back prosecutors with true independence

As we wait for Attorney General William Barr to release a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report, Michael Zeldin writes that it's worth asking how did we arrive at this moment? Why, unlike the reports of previous independent counsels, is Mueller's unredacted report not being provided to Congress or the American people?

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This is the first photo of a black hole
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In April 2017, scientists used a global network of telescopes to see and capture the first-ever picture of a black hole, according to an announcement by researchers at the National Science Foundation Wednesday morning. This is the first direct visual evidence that black holes exist.
Trump suggests Paris firefighters need
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President Trump just tweeted about the fire at the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris and suggested "flying water tankers" could help put it out.
Trump told CBP head he'd pardon him if he were sent to jail for violating immigration law
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President Donald Trump told Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan he would grant McAleenan a pardon if he were sent to jail for having border agents block asylum seekers from entering the US in defiance of US law, senior administration officials tell CNN.
Special counsel Robert Mueller ends investigation
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Special counsel Robert Mueller has finished his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. There will be no further indictments from the special counsel, a senior Justice Department official said.
New Zealand took 3 days to ban assault rifles. Here's how long it took the US to act after mass shootings
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Both the United States and New Zealand have a culture of gun ownership and a strong gun lobby. But they've responded very differently in recent years to mass shootings.
That image of a black hole you saw everywhere today? Thank this grad student for making it possible
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The effort wouldn't have succeeded without Katie Bouman, who developed a crucial algorithm and helped devise imaging methods.