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At the school that NPR's Jennifer Ludden's kids attend, they're phasing in a new policy to lock up mobile phones during the day. picture alliance via Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Please Take Away My Kids' Cellphones At School

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A crew hangs a Huawei advertising banner on the side of the Las Vegas Convention Center in January. Some senators want to ban it the world's third-largest seller of smartphones from the U.S. Steve Marcus/Reuters hide caption

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President Trump Puts 'America First' On Hold To Save Chinese Jobs

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Liu Jin Yin, a 26-year-old farmer, has thousands of viewers a day watching his livestream diaries of life on the farm. He has nearly 200,000 subscribers and earns about $1,500 a month. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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Livestreaming Country Life Is Turning Some Chinese Farmers Into Celebrities

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Researchers found a sudden increase in teens' symptoms of depression, suicide risk factors and suicide rates in 2012 — around the time when smartphones became popular, researcher Jean Twenge says. Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images hide caption

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The Risk Of Teen Depression And Suicide Is Linked To Smartphone Use, Study Says

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A driver uses his smartphone to pay the highway toll with Alipay, an app of Alibaba's online payment service, in the Chinese city of Hangzhou. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In China, A Cashless Trend Is Taking Hold With Mobile Payments

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This emergency alert jolted New Yorkers on Sept. 19 as police sought a suspect in connection with explosions in the New York City metropolitan area. Lacking a photo or a link to one, it raised concerns about racial profiling. AP hide caption

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Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 is demonstrated in New York on July 28. All owners of the new smartphone have been urged to exchange the device after reports of phones' exploding or catching fire. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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The new Apple iPhone 7 lacks a separate headphone jack, which makes people wonder how they can charge the phone while listening to music through a wired headphone via the Lightning connector. Apple's answer: a separate dock that starts at $39. Stephen Lam/Getty Images hide caption

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