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A Libyan Strongman Looks to Washington, but a Health Crisis Looms

In Benghazi’s devastated downtown, ex-fighters warmed themselves over a bonfire made from broken furniture. The forces of Gen. Khalifa Hifter routed the last Islamist militias from Benghazi in December. Declan Walsh/The New York Times BENGHAZI, Libya — Pulverized buildings daubed with the names of fallen fighters line the ghostly seafront ...

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Why Italy’s Insular Election Is More Important Than It Looks

Advertisement ROME — The campaign before Italy’s national elections on Sunday has been self-obsessed and often petty and unedifying. But it has been instructive about one thing: The political forces that have torn at the global order and the European Union have settled into the mainstream. Fascists rallied in large ...

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Ignore the Stock Market. The Economy Looks Fine.

Advertisement What is the stock market telling us with its precipitous drop over the last several days? In all likelihood, not much of anything. That’s because the stock market, though crucial in the long run for individuals accumulating wealth and companies raising capital, is so erratic as to be useless ...

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A Crazy Supernova Looks Like a New Kind of Dying Star

In September 2014, astronomers saw a dimming point of light in a small galaxy half a billion light-years away. It looked like an ordinary supernova—a dying star that exploded and whose light was now petering out. But the following January, Zheng “Andrew” Wong, a student intern at Las Cumbres Observatory ...

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