FBI Director James Comey says new encryption features allow people "to place themselves beyond the law." Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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American Joshua Fattal was released in 2011 from Iran after the Sultan of Oman paid more than $400,000 in ransom. He now says the U.S. should bail its citizens out abroad. Mohammed Mahjoub/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Logbook for the Jeannette, a ship that became trapped in ice, dated Sept. 5, 1879. Courtesy National Archives and Records Administration hide caption

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