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NPR's Head Of News Placed On Leave After Past Harassment Allegations Surface

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said connecting the world means bringing people together. But increasingly the platform is being used by some very powerful elements to sow divisions. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Mark Zuckerberg's Big Blind Spot And The Conflict Within Facebook

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People hoping to get health insurance coverage in 2018 may need to make sure their 2017 premiums are paid. Busakorn Pongparnit/Getty Images hide caption

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Anas Modamani speaks to the media Feb. 6 in Wuerzburg, Germany, after a court session about his lawsuit against Facebook. Modamani's suit, regarding the misuse of a selfie he took of himself with German Chancellor Angela Merkel was rejected, but his lawyer Lawyer Chan-Jo Jun, right, says that under a new law a lawsuit might not even have been necessary. Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images hide caption

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With Huge Fines, German Law Pushes Social Networks To Delete Abusive Posts

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Study: CEOs Who Invest In Social Responsibility Initiatives Risk Their Jobs

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Conservative Media Portray Russia Developments As Unfair Attack On Trump

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., (left) and Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., holds a news conference Oct. 19 to introduce legislation designed to increase the transparency of political ads on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Facebook's Advertising Tools Complicate Efforts To Stop Russian Interference

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A squirrel investigates Halloween jack-o'lanterns in Washington, D.C. Analysts say spending for holiday decor, candy and costumes is strong this year. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Panda Express came up with the recipe for Orange Chicken 30 years ago today. It's the company's signature dish and top seller. Nina Gregory /NPR hide caption

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Orange Chicken, Panda Express' Gift To American Chinese Food, Turns 30

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Yudelmy Cataneda (from left), Javier Suarez and Claudia Suarez talk about health insurance with Yosmay Valdivian (right), an insurance agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors, at the Mall of Americas in Miami in 2014. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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With Whitefish Deal Canceled, What's Next For Puerto Rico's Recovery?

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Southwest Airlines To Offer (Inflict?) Live Music On Select Flights

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Amid Privacy Concerns, Mattel Shelved Planned Device For Kids

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