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  1. How Big Is Amazon? Its Many Businesses In One Chart
    Amazon means shopping. But it also makes movies and smart locks, publishes books, operates stores, helps other companies deliver packages and run websites. How many Amazon brands will you recognize?
  2. Amazon's Grand Search For 2nd Headquarters Ends With Split: NYC And D.C. Suburb
    After a yearlong search, Amazon announced Tuesday that it will divide its second headquarters between the Long Island City neighborhood in Queens and Arlington in Northern Virginia.
  3. 'The Cleaners' Looks At Who Cleans Up The Internet's Toxic Content
    Filmmakers Hans Block and Moritz Riesewieck discuss how their documentary tells the sobering story of the trauma and challenges faced by those who sift through social content.
  4. R.I.P. HAL: Douglas Rain, Voice Of Computer In '2001,' Dies At 90
    Rain was best known for the eerie, sonorous voice he lent to HAL 9000 in the 1968 Stanley Kubrick film. However, he was also celebrated for his decades of performances on the Shakespearean stage.
  5. Troll Watch: On Eve Of Midterm Elections, Misinformation Targets Bigger Political Issues
    New York Times columnist Kevin Roose was tracking trolls and fake news on social media during the run up to the midterm elections .
  6. AI News Anchor Makes Debut In China
    "This is my very first day at Xinhua News Agency," says a sharply dressed artificial intelligence news anchor. "I look forward to bringing you the brand new news experiences."
  7. Gab Server Subpoenaed By Pennsylvania Attorney General
    Tweets by Gab, a social media site used by the suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, show that the site's new server host, Epik, has been subpoenaed by the Pennsylvania attorney general.
  8. Amazon Plot Twist: 2 Cities Will Split The 2nd Headquarters
    The surprising decision to divide the win is an anticlimactic ending for a much-hyped, Olympic-style search. The plan promised up to 50,000 new high-paying jobs and drew 238 bids.
  9. Facebook Blocks More Than 100 Accounts, Citing Possible Foreign Influence
    A day before midterm elections, the social media giant announces that it suspended the accounts after it was notified of suspicious activity that may be linked to foreign entities.
  10. Supreme Court Won't Review Decision That OK'd Obama-Era Net Neutrality Rules
    The FCC, along with telecom companies, was in favor of voiding a lower court ruling that upheld its 2015-era rules, according to a Democrat on the commission.
  11. The Bots Aren't Coming For The Midterms … They're Already Here
    Twitter and Facebook are trying to make sure fewer people see misinformation online…but it's still there.
  12. Right-Wing Hate Groups Are Recruiting Video Gamers
    Experts say white supremacist hate groups are targeting young video game fans for recruitment via YouTube, Twitch, game-related forums and directly within multiplayer game chat.
  13. Reading The Game: Donut County
    Our occasional series on storytelling in video games returns with a trip to Donut County — which is about doughnuts, yes, but also giant holes, cranky raccoons, and learning not to be a jerk.
  14. Can't Stop Worrying? Try Tetris To Ease Your Mind
    There could be an upside to your phone addiction. Games like Tetris can reduce anxiety, according to new research. So if you've got Election Day jitters, go ahead and launch that app.
  15. Voters May Tax Tech Companies To Fight Homelessness
    Some big tech companies in the Bay Area have embraced the idea that tax hikes on big business are necessary to tackle problems like homelessness in the region.

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