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Regulators, and sometimes the public, still have a tough time getting a handle on just what Facebook is. And that makes it difficult to determine just which laws should govern it.

Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave two days of testimony to U.S. lawmakers and for his appearance on Capitol Hill, he forsook his customary t-shirt and hoodie for a tailored suit and a shirt and tie. Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan tells NPR's Mary Louise Kelly that Zuckerberg is now part of the establishment and as such will need to change his "uniform."

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was on Capitol Hill for a second day of questioning from lawmakers, over the company's handling of user data. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Rep. Bob Latta, R-Ohio., about his takeaways from the hearing.

Rumors of the impending demise of NECCO have sparked a renewed interest in the company's products — especially its famous, eponymous, chalky wafers that some people love to hate.

After the most recent round of diplomatic expulsions, the U.S. embassy in Moscow has lost vital staff — including those working on important bilateral issues, like Syria, Ukraine and arms control. For ordinary Russians, the cuts at the embassy mean it's virtually impossible to get a U.S. visa in Moscow anymore.

On Wednesday, federal judicial nominee Wendy Vitter attempted to walk back controversial comments she previously made about abortion and birth control.

Over the past five years the number of aviation accidents in the military has skyrocketed. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Tara Copp, Pentagon Bureau Chief for the Military Times, about a recent investigation.

NPR Pentagon Correspondent Tom Bowman and NPR Beirut Correspondent Ruth Sherlock discuss the U.S. preparations that are underway to respond to an apparent chemical attack in Syria.

New money is going towards gun violence research, paving the way for new generation of data analysts, who have grown up in an era of mass shootings, to enter the field.

House Speaker Paul Ryan's decision to retire is throwing House Republicans into chaos at a time when the party is deeply worried about losing control of that chamber.




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