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An employee of the U.S. government in Guangzhou, China, has reported mysterious symptoms similar to those experienced by State Department employees in Cuba. Here, the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou. U.S. Department of State hide caption

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The Eagle Creek wildfire burns in the Columbia River Gorge east of Portland, Ore., in September. The teenager who threw the firework that started the fire has been ordered to pay $36.6 million to victims who suffered damages. Inciweb/AP hide caption

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Headphone company Ossic announced Saturday it was shutting down, having delivered just 250 of the 10,000 pairs of virtual reality headphones that its backers had crowdfunded. David Becker/Getty Images hide caption

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Mourners attend a prayer vigil to remember the victims of the Santa Fe High School shooting on Sunday in nearby League City, Texas. On Friday, a student allegedly entered the school with two guns and opened fire, killing 10 people. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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CIA nominee Gina Haspel testifies before the Senate intelligence committee on Wednesday. Alleged Sept. 11 planner Khalid Sheikh Mohammed says he has information that could be relevant to her nomination. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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A Chicago man has been charged with mail fraud and mail theft after allegedly changing UPS's corporate mailing address to the address of his own apartment. Here, mail is sorted at Chicago's main post office in 2006. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai demonstrated new AI technology that can use human-like speech to carry on phone conversations at the Google I/O 2018 Conference on Tuesday in Mountain View, Calif. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says he will resign on Tuesday, following accusations that he physically assaulted multiple women. Schneiderman contests the allegations. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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An Israeli intelligence firm was reportedly hired last year to compile background dossiers on several former Obama administration officials, including Colin Kahl, seen here in 2012. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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As some Facebook users talk about leaving the platform, ideas for a different type of social network are beginning to emerge. Chris Nickels for NPR hide caption

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As Facebook Shows Its Flaws, What Might A Better Social Network Look Like?

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Would We Be Better Off If We Didn't Rely On 1 Social Network?

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Why The U.S. And Britain Are Teaming Up To Study A Massive Glacier In Antarctica

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