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Saudi Women Can Drive, but Here’s the Real Roadblock

Saudi Women Can Drive, but Here’s the Real Roadblock Image Hanan Iskandar, on the motorcycle, and Doaa Bassem, second from left, received training this month to prepare for this Sunday, the first day women will be legally permitted to drive in Saudi Arabia.CreditTasneem Alsultan for The New York Times By ...

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Bitcoin Thieves Threaten Real Violence for Virtual Currencies

Advertisement SAN FRANCISCO — The currency they were after was virtual, but the guns they carried were anything but. In the beach resort of Phuket, Thailand, last month, the assailants pushed their victim, a young Russian man, into his apartment and kept him there, blindfolded, until he logged onto his ...

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Leda Journal: When Is a Refugee Story Real, and Why Does It Matter?

Advertisement LEDA, Bangladesh — The four young sisters sat in a huddle, together but alone. Their accounts were dramatic: Their mother had died when their home was burned by soldiers inRakhine State in western Myanmar. Their father was one of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who had disappeared into official custody ...

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Baltimore Built an App to Map Opioid Overdoses in Real Time

The opioid epidemic is ripping through America like a fire untamed. Blame big pharma, if you want. Blame cheap pain pills and cheaper heroin. Blame the mesolimbic reward system. Just don’t wallow in it—the blame. Wallowing takes time, and with opioid abuse killing close to 100 Americans a day, time ...

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Russia’s War Games With Fake Enemies Cause Real Alarm

MOSCOW — The country does not exist, so it has neither an army nor any real citizens, though it has acquired a feisty following of would-be patriots online. Starting on Thursday, however, the fictional state, Veishnoriya, a distillation of the Kremlin’s darkest fears about the West, becomes the target of ...

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Election Success for Emmanuel Macron May Mask Real Challenges

NANTES, France — The parliamentary candidates running under the banner of the newly elected president, Emmanuel Macron, appear poised to win a crushing electoral majority on Sunday that extends from France’s Alpine heights to the Brittany coast and from the Mediterranean to Paris. Yet his party’s likely sweep of the ...

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What Sonic Black Holes Say About the Real Deal

In a 1972 lecture at the University of Oxford, a young physicist named William Unruh asked the audience to imagine a fish screaming as it plunges over a waterfall. The water falls so fast in this fictitious cascade that it exceeds the speed of sound at a certain point along ...

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Japan's Mitsubishi bets on Vietnam's real estate market

Mitsubishi Corporation has announced its partnership with Vietnam’s real estate conglomerate Bitexco in developing a middle-class housing project in Hanoi. The Japanese trading house will hold a stake of 45 percent in the joint-venture that will build 8,700 condominium units at an initial cost of 30 billion yen (US$ 286.41 ...

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