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"The question of complete control and complete dominance of a marketplace means complete control and complete dominance of your daily life," Tom Hanks says. He plays the co-founder of a giant tech company in the new film The Circle. Francois Duhamel/STX Financing hide caption

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'It Is Neither Nor, It Is Both': Tom Hanks Finds No Easy Answers In 'The Circle'

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A Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police officer wears a camera during a news conference in 2014. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Scientists Hunt Hard Evidence On How Cop Cameras Affect Behavior

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Pope Francis speaks in a video at the TED2017 conference Tuesday in Vancouver, British Columbia. The audience gave him a standing ovation after the talk, which stressed the importance of humility among the powerful. Ryan Lash /TED hide caption

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Facebook Responding To Another Broadcasted Killing

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"DoggoLingo" is a language trend that's been gaining steam on the Internet in the past few years. Words like doggo, pupper and blep most often accompany a picture or video of a dog and have spread on social media. Chelsea Beck/NPR hide caption

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A conference worker passes a demo booth at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference, on Tuesday in San Jose, Calif. Noah Berger/AP hide caption

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Murder Video Again Raises Questions About How Facebook Handles Content

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A new project by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer takes government data on spending and revenue and turns it into interactive graphics, like this breakdown of spending by local, state and federal governments in 2014. USAFacts.org/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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The Call-In: Retailers Decline While Amazon Grows

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Henry Tsai (front) and Yasyf Mohamedali created Hi From The Other Side, a website that connects people with opposing political views online and then gets them to meet in real life. Asma Khalid/WBUR hide caption

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Tech Creates Our Political Echo Chambers. It Might Also Be A Solution

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The number of people who have been asked to hand over their cellphones and passwords by Customs and Border Protection agents has increased nearly threefold in recent years. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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More Travelers Entering U.S. Are Being Asked For Their Cellphones And Passwords

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"When you have kids, and when life is just going by faster and faster, you just forget things so easily," says David. "And you think you're not going to forget, but you do," adds Annie. Bethany Froelich/Courtesy of Annie Hudson and David VonDerLinn hide caption

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Preserving Memories: In Emails To A Toddler, A Window Into Her Parents' Love

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How Misinformation Spreads On The Internet

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This March 28, 2017, photo shows Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., leaving a closed-door strategy session on Capitol Hill. A top aide to President Donald Trump urged the primary defeat of Amash in a tweet. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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What Is The Hatch Act? And What Does It Mean For Government Employees And Twitter?

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