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The $22 billion gamble: why some physicists aren’t excited about building a bigger particle collider

Particle accelerators have taught us so much about physics that the new one might have nothing to find.

Judge refuses to certify GOP victory in contested North Carolina Congress race

The House remains at least one member short as a state investigation continues.

How a long-lost Leonardo da Vinci painting got dragged into a Trump-Russia conspiracy theory

A theory linking the world’s most expensive painting to Trump has little merit, but reveals current anxieties.

Theresa May’s Brexit plan B sounds a lot like plan A

Parliament will now try to take some control, as the Brexit deadline gets closer.

The latest whirlwind of Trump-Russia news, explained

The BuzzFeed story hasn’t been corroborated, Giuliani made (and retracted) a new admission, and more.

The Supreme Court isn’t giving Trump leverage on a shutdown DACA deal

The court hasn’t officially agreed to hear the lawsuit over DACA — which means the program will probably remain on life support for several more months.

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