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Businesswoman’s Fate a Test of China’s Resolve on North Korea

Advertisement DANDONG, China — Not long ago, Ma Xiaohong was the public face of China’s trade with North Korea. By age 44, she had built a commercial empire accounting for a fifth of trade between the Communist neighbors. She was appointed to the provincial People’s Congress, granted special privileges to ...

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The Physics of a 200 MPH Hyperloop Test Run

The hyperloop, Elon Musk‘s idea to make a high-speed transit system for people, has been an exercise in, well, hype. Despite a roster of companies and piles of VC money dedicated to realizing the idea—in which pods travel through a nearly airless tube at supersonic speeds—no human has taken a ...

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The Best Way to Test Students? Make Them Explain It On Video

As a physics professor, I have two jobs. The first, obviously, is to help students understand physics. That makes me something of a coach. But I want to talk about my second job: evaluating what students understand about physics. You might call this grading them. Evaluating a student’s understanding of ...

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U.S. Vows Tougher Action on North Korea After Missile Test

UNITED NATIONS — The United States toughened its military pressure and invective against nuclear-armed North Korea on Wednesday, conducting a missile maneuver with South Korea, hinting of a possible return to war with the North and proposing wider United Nations sanctions against “any country that does business with this outlaw ...

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In a Desperate Syrian City, a Test of Trump’s Policies

TABQA, Syria — The young man unburdened himself about the dark years of living under the Islamic State as a crowd of curious onlookers gathered in front of a weathered storefront in the town marketplace. The militants, said the man, a 22-year-old named Abdul Qadir Khalil, killed many residents, doled ...

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A Pentagon Test for Boeing’s Mr. Fix-It

In 2007, Boeing’s chief executive, W. James McNerney Jr., put out an S O S call to the head of the company’s military business. Boeing had bet its future on a revolutionary passenger jet, the 787 Dreamliner, and the project was imperiled by delays and cost overruns. Mr. McNerney had ...

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North Korea Tensions Pose Early, and Perilous, Test for Trump

By DAVID E. SANGER, CHOE SANG-HUN, CHRIS BUCKLEY and MICHAEL R. GORDON March 7, 2017 When the United States began deploying a missile defense system in South Korea this week, it was to protect an ally long threatened by North Korean provocations. But it was instantly met by angry Chinese warnings that the United States is setting off ...

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