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Recode Daily: Trump strikes against Syria; Twitter sues the Trump administration

Also, Comcast is in the wireless phone service market, and the black hole is ready for its close-up.

A computer-simulation view of a supermassive black hole at the heart of a galaxy. The edge of the black central region represents the event horizon, beyond which no light can escape.
NASA, ESA, and D. Coe, J. Anderson, and R. van der Marel (STScI)

The U.S. fired 59 Tomahawk missiles at Syria in response to that government’s chemical weapons attack this week, which killed more than 80 civilians. Some of Trump's most vocal supporters say they're dismayed by his decision. [The New York Times]

Twitter is suing the Trump administration for trying to unmask the user behind an anti-Trump account that was critical of White House immigration policies. Meanwhile, Twitter co-founder Ev Williams is selling 30 percent of his stock for "personal" reasons. [Tony Romm / Recode]

Uber rival Lyft is valued at $7.5 billion — a 50 percent increase over its January 2016 valuation — as it raises a $500 million round. [Johana Bhuiyan / Recode]

The cable guy wants to be your phone guy, too: Comcast, the country’s biggest pay TV provider, is going to start selling wireless phone service. The company will market its $65-a-month Xfinity Mobile service, using a combination of its customers’ Wi-Fi hotspots and Verizon’s network, to connect its 24 million broadband customers. [Peter Kafka / Recode]

YouTube will only allow channels with 10,000 lifetime views to make money from their own videos. The rule change is meant to weed out bad actors. [Ben Popper / The Verge]

Here’s a step-by-step explanation of Alphabet’s complex lawsuit against Uber, which it accuses of stealing trade secrets about self-driving-cars. [Johana Bhuiyan / Recode]

What did Congress do to your digital privacy when it overturned those FCC rules last week? On the latest episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask, Recode’s Tony Romm says that “nothing has changed and everything has changed.” Romm also talks with Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode about the future of net neutrality under President Trump and FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. [Eric Johnson / Recode]

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Smile, you’re on Event Horizon

We’ve never seen a direct image of a black hole — only illustrations and computer simulations. Astronomers just turned on a planet-sized “virtual” telescope — a network of eight telescopes that together are 1,000 times more powerful than Hubble — to take a photograph of the black hole in the center of the Milky Way. [Brian Resnick / Vox]

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