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The Case of the Missing Dark Matter

Physicists don’t know much about dark matter. They can’t agree on what it’s made of, how much a single particle weighs, or the best way to construct a Play-Doh diorama of it. (How would you do it? Dark matter is invisible—light doesn’t interact with it at all.) Nobody has ever ...

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Why a New York Court Case Has Rattled Turkey’s President

The conversations caught on wiretaps planted by the Turkish police are alleged to show a conspiracy to help Iran skirt American sanctions by trading gold for gas. The recordings also suggest that the plotters aimed to please one man: Recep Tayyip Erdogan, then the prime minister of Turkey, now the ...

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Volkswagen Executive Pleads Guilty in Diesel Emissions Case

DETROIT — A Volkswagen executive pleaded guilty on Friday to federal charges arising from a continuing investigation into the automaker’s diesel emissions scandal. The charges against the executive, Oliver Schmidt, stem from his role in Volkswagen’s decade-long scheme to rig diesel cars with devices that circumvented federal emissions tests. Mr. ...

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Malware Case Is Major Blow for the N.S.A.

WASHINGTON — Since August, when a mysterious group calling itself the Shadow Brokers announced that it was auctioning off highly classified National Security Agency hacking tools, a low-grade panic has seized the nation’s largest intelligence agency. In April, when the Shadow Brokers dumped dozens of the agency’s software exploits on ...

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Former A.I.G. Executives Reach Settlement in Accounting Fraud Case

DealBook Maurice Greenberg, right, the former chief of A.I.G., with David Boies, his lawyer, leaving New York State Supreme Court in 2016. Louis Lanzano for The New York Times By RANDALL SMITH Maurice R. Greenberg, the former chief executive of American International Group, reached an unexpected settlement ending a tumultuous, ...

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U.S. Prosecutors Outline Case Against Mexican Drug Lord El Chapo

By ALAN FEUER and WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM January 20, 2017 After eluding prosecution in the United States for decades and escaping from prison twice in Mexico, the crime lord Joaquín Guzmán Loera, better known as El Chapo, appeared on Friday in federal court in Brooklyn and pleaded not guilty to charges that he had overseen ...

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