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With a mobile phone, Kenyans can send and receive money via a service called M-PESA. Now Facebook is entering the digital currency realm. The social media giant has helped develop a digital currency called Libra that plans to launch in 2020. Nichole Sobecki for NPR hide caption

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The world's largest gold coin on display at the New York Stock Exchange Darius Rafieyan/NPR hide caption

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Gold Rush 2.0

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Former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli must remain in prison for securities fraud, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. Shkreli is seen here in 2017, speaking after the jury reached a verdict in his case in a federal court in Brooklyn, N.Y. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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The viral face-transforming FaceApp climbed to the top of the App Store on Wednesday. FaceApp hide caption

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Democrats Issue Warnings Against Viral Russia-Based Face-Morphing App

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A razor wire fence surrounds the Adelanto immigration detention center, in Adelanto, Calif., April 13, 2017. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters hide caption

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'No Meaningful Oversight': ICE Contractor Overlooked Problems At Detention Centers

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The Trump administration has suggested buying a prescription drug is like buying a car — with plenty of room to negotiate down from the sticker price. But drug pricing analysts say the analogy doesn't work. tomeng/Getty Images hide caption

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How Does Drug Pricing Work? Hint: It's More Like Designer Handbags Than Cars

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An Amazon warehouse in Leipzig, Germany. The European Union's antitrust arm will evaluate the company's role as both a retailer and a marketplace for other retailers. Jens Schlueter/Getty Images hide caption

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EU Investigates If Amazon Hurts Competition By Using Sellers' Data

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks about the Green New Deal in Washington, D.C., on May 13. She has shined a spotlight on a once-obscure brand of economics known as "modern monetary theory." Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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This Economic Theory Could Be Used To Pay For The Green New Deal

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Federal Judge Orders Release Of Dataset Showing Drug Industry's Role In Opioid Crisis

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Emily Lang

Tricking Myself Into Paying My Student Loans

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U.S. lawmakers will question lobbyists and officials from Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple on an array of issues. Reuters hide caption

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'Facebook Is Dangerous:' Firms In Hot Seat As Congress Probes Big Tech

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Container ships and other maritime vessels currently run on pollutant-intensive heavy fuel oil. The world's largest container-shipping company, Maersk, has promised to make its operations zero carbon by 2050. Doing so will require using new fuels such as hydrogen. John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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The Dawn Of Low-Carbon Shipping

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A scene in the show 13 Reasons Why that had shown actress Katherine Langford's character taking her own life has been edited out. Richard Shotwell/Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP hide caption

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Tomas Philipson, University of Chicago professor speaks at a conference in 2008. Philipson was named as the acting chair of Trump's Council of Economic Advisers. Fred Prouser/Reuters hide caption

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Can GIPHY Make It Rain?

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