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The hardworking Instant Pot, touted by its fans on social media, is Amazon's top-selling item in the U.S. How it got to No. 1 is a lesson in viral marketing savvy. Grace Hwang Lynch hide caption

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Grace Hwang Lynch

Newly hired Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy Russell Aldrich chats with strangers in a shopping mall. The exercise is meant to help rookies build up the subtle people skills that older police trainers claim are lacking among many millennial recruits. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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In Social Media Age, Young Cops Get Trained For Real-Life Conversation

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Large portions of the Internet have declared 2016 one of the worst years ever. But 2017 hasn't gotten here yet, so let's all just simmer down. Luciano Lozano/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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In a speech on Capitol Hill honoring outgoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday, Hillary Clinton warned of the dangers of fake news. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A tourist photographs a historic landmark plaque, on March 13, 2010, in front of the Grassy Knoll and beside the former Texas School Book Depository Building in Dealey Plaza where the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy took place in Dallas, Texas. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Freedom House reviews restrictions to Internet access and how it's used around the world, weighing whether countries are free, partly free or not free in terms of Internet freedom. Freedom House hide caption

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