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Elusive star has origins close to Big Bang

Astronomers have found what could be one of the universe’s oldest stars, a body almost entirely made of materials spewed from the Big Bang. The discovery of this approximately 13.5 billion-year-old tiny star means more stars with very low mass and very low metal content are likely out there — ...

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How a Taliban Assassin Got Close Enough to Kill a General

How a Taliban Assassin Got Close Enough to Kill a General Image Gen. Abdul Raziq at his home in Kandahar City in 2015.CreditCreditBryan Denton for The New York Times By Mujib Mashal and Thomas Gibbons-Neff Nov. 2, 2018 KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Minutes before killing one of the most important generals ...

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Trade War Worries Iowa Republicans in a Close House Race

Trade War Worries Iowa Republicans in a Close House Race Image Boyd Trueman grinds down some welds at Curbtender, which makes garbage trucks, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The unemployment rate in Iowa is one of the lowest in the country.CreditScott Morgan for The New York Times By Natalie Kitroeff and ...

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Disney’s Deal for 21st Century Fox Is Said to Be Close

Advertisement LOS ANGELES — The Walt Disney Company was poised to complete a once-unthinkable deal to swallow most of Rupert Murdoch’s movie and television empire, a $ 60 billion-plus acquisition that would supercharge Disney’s global streaming-service ambitions, threaten to undercut Silicon Valley’s entertainment aspirations and most likely prompt further consolidation ...

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Trump’s Travel Ban Hits Close to Home for Corporate Travelers

Mark A. Boyer, executive director of the International Studies Association, would ordinarily spend this week pulling together the final details for his group’s annual convention, which usually draws about 6,500 social scientists and academics and kicks off in two weeks in Baltimore. But this is not an ordinary year. The ...

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