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Behind a Roadside Hit in Malaysia, Israeli-Palestinian Intrigue

Mourners carried the body of Fadi al-Batsh, a technology expert for Hamas, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Wednesday. He was gunned down on Saturday in the Malaysian capital, where he had lived for seven years. Fazry Ismail/EPA, via Shutterstock KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Fadi al-Batsh, a well-liked electrical engineering lecturer ...

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Delivery Bots Have Awkward Sidewalk Interactions, Too

Self-driving cars have it rough. They have to detect the world around them in fine detail, learn to recognize signals, and avoid running over pets. But hey, at least they’ll spend most of their time dealing with other robot cars, not people. Now, a delivery robot, on the other hand, ...

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British Citizen One Day, Illegal Immigrant the Next

LONDON — Renford McIntyre was just a child when he left Jamaica to join his parents in Britain. He spent the next 50 years here, working various jobs and paying taxes. Like tens of thousands of people from families encouraged to come from British colonies in the Caribbean to help ...

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Mulvaney, Watchdog Agency’s Leader, Advises Bankers on Ways to Curtail It

Mick Mulvaney, the interim director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, last week in Washington. He told banking executives and lobbyists on Tuesday that trying to sway legislators with campaign contributions was one of the “fundamental underpinnings of our representative democracy.” Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press WASHINGTON — Mick Mulvaney, the ...

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Did last ice age affect breastfeeding in Native Americans?

The critical role that breast feeding plays in infant survival may have led, during the last ice age, to a common genetic mutation in East Asians and Native Americans that also, surprisingly, affects the shape of their teeth. The genetic mutation, which probably arose 20,000 years ago, increases the branching ...

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