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How New Yorkers Would Lose Under the Republican Tax Bill

Advertisement The tax bill approved by the Senate is many things, offering a huge tax cut for corporations, lower rates for the wealthy, and a big victory for Republicans and the White House. It is also an economic dagger aimed at high-tax, high-cost and generally Democratic-leaning areas — most notably ...

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Robert Mugabe Under House Arrest as Rule Over Zimbabwe Teeters

Advertisement HARARE, Zimbabwe — President Robert Mugabe, who has ruthlessly ruled Zimbabwe for nearly four decades as one of Africa’s last liberation leaders still in power, was under house arrest on Wednesday, hours after the military announced it had taken him into custody in what appeared to be a coup. ...

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Europe Swelters Under a Heat Wave Called ‘Lucifer’

The meteorologists agree: The long hot spell gripping parts of Europe this past week is uncommon. People looking for relief from the heat in countries like France, Spain and Italy grappled for just the right name for the phenomenon — and settled on “Lucifer.” The waves of heat sent temperatures ...

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How Google Cashes In on the Space Right Under the Search Bar

SAN FRANCISCO — Before Sergey Brin and Larry Page founded Google, they wrote a research paper as doctoral students at Stanford University in which they questioned the appropriateness of ads on search engines. “It could be argued from the consumer point of view that the better the search engine is, ...

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China Tech Investment Flying Under the Radar, Pentagon Warns

HONG KONG — China is investing in Silicon Valley start-ups with military applications at such a rapid rate that the United States government needs tougher controls to stem the transfer of some of America’s most promising technologies, a Pentagon report says. There are few restrictions on investing in American start-ups ...

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Scientists Prepare to Fight for Their Funding Under Trump

Brendan Kelly lives about as far from Washington as you can get—Fairbanks, Alaska—but his job as a climate scientist depends on funding from the federal government. Kelly and scientists like him are watching events in the nation’s capital with a keen eye. President-elect Donald Trump has called global warming “a ...

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