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Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos in 1997 (left) and in 2017. He will appear before Congress for the first time this week a much-transformed leader of a much-transformed company. Paul Souders and Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Bigger And Brawnier: Clout Of Amazon And CEO Jeff Bezos Under Scrutiny

The first congressional testimony by Jeff Bezos comes at a time when he and Amazon are seeming at their zenith, occupying ever-growing space in American culture.

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Bigger And Brawnier: Clout Of Amazon And CEO Jeff Bezos Under Scrutiny

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A woman carrying her mask walks past a sign mandating the wearing of face coverings in an effort to control the spread of coronavirus as she walks in Palisades Park in Santa Monica, Calif., on July 25, 2020. Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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LA Health Official: 'Every Single' Person And Business Needs To Help Curb Virus Surge

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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (center), wearing a face mask with his supporters, arrives at the courthouse in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Tuesday. Najib was found guilty of corruption in the first of several trials linked to the multibillion-dollar looting of the 1MDB state investment fund. Vincent Thian/AP hide caption

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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Found Guilty Of Looting Sovereign Fund

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People wait in line outside a testing site in Florida. The state has seen unprecedented surges in coronavirus cases in recent weeks. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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Pandemic Is Overwhelming U.S. Public Health Capacity In Many States. What Now?

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