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A key ingredient in Amazon’s selection process

A key ingredient in Amazon’s selection process In its selection of New York City as one of two places for a new headquarters, Amazon revealed a key necessity for such a big investment in one community. The tech giant first had to make sure that Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo would get along in shepherding the project. More than 200 places vied to be a second (or third) headquarters for Amazon.


Behind breakup of Trump-Macron bromance, a deeper US-Europe divide

Behind breakup of Trump-Macron bromance, a deeper US-Europe divide It was clear from that first power-grip handshake a year ago between President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron that this was one bromance that was not destined to last. There were expressions of deep friendship between the two leaders, and even a White House state dinner in April feting both Mr. Macron and the Franco-American bond. The breakup of the West’s unlikely power couple was laid out over a painful weekend in Paris crafted by Macron to commemorate the centenary of the World War I armistice – only to be sealed Tuesday with a series of tweets from Mr. Trump.


Self-driving trucks in US offer window into where machines may replace humans

Self-driving trucks in US offer window into where machines may replace humans On a muggy morning, Matt Brauneck noses his semi with its 53-foot trailer out of the yard, past the puddles left by a tropical storm. From his driver’s seat in the cab he has a clear view of the road and of the light suburban traffic leading to Interstate 75 in southeastern Florida. Atop the pearly-white cab are six cameras and three radar sensors that are feeding data to a computer stack behind Mr. Brauneck’s seat and to a remote operating base in Jacksonville, Fla., 300 miles away.


In Afghan vote, an optimistic, energetic young guard targeted the old

In Afghan vote, an optimistic, energetic young guard targeted the old With sharp eyes and an articulate message, Afghan parliamentary candidate Shukria Jalalzai is on a mission of change, part of a vanguard of budding, new-generation politicians challenging Afghanistan’s “Old Guard” way of running things. Ms. Jalalzai faced the same threats to win a seat as other candidates.


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