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If you've been glued to your smart phone checking work email throughout the holiday season, you might want to consider relocating. French workers will have the "right to disconnect" outside of work hours, thanks to a new law going into effect Jan. 1.

Companies with more than 50 employees will be obligated to set up hours — normally during the evening and weekend — when staff are not to send or respond to emails.

Reading The Game: 'The Last Of Us'

Dec 31, 2016

For years now, some of the best, wildest, most moving or revealing stories we've been telling ourselves have come not from books, movies or TV, but from video games. So we're running an occasional series, Reading The Game, in which we take a look at some of these games from a literary perspective.

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Eighteen years ago, on New Year's Eve, David Fisher visited an old farm in western Massachusetts, near the small town of Conway. No one was farming there at the time, and that's what had drawn Fisher to the place. He was scouting for farmland.

"I remember walking out [to the fallow fields] at some point," Fisher recalls. "And in the moonlight – it was all snowy – it was like a blank canvas."

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to cybersecurity expert Robert Knake on what tools the U.S. has to retaliate against Russia in cyberspace. Knake, former director of cybersecurity policy with the National Security Council, is now a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

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In November, the typically straitlaced Office of Government Ethics surprised observers with a series of tweets mimicking Donald Trump's bombastic style, exclamation points and all: "Brilliant! Divestiture is good for you, good for America!"

Lizzie O'Leary

It's tricky — or it's about to be — for for Amazon, Walmart and Jet. The companies are being sued by Run-DMC, to the tune of $50 million, for alleged trademark infringement.

Pan Pan, the ‘grandpa’ of zoo pandas, dies

Dec 30, 2016
Donna Tam

Pan Pan, a patriarch in the world of captive giant pandas, died, the BBC reported today.  His more than 130 descendants make up a quarter of the world’s captive-bred panda population.

Ryan, Carson or Anderson?

Dec 30, 2016
Marielle Segarra

Tomorrow night, as we bring in 2017, no matter where we are, most of us will be doing the same thing: Counting down the ball drop on television.

You'll likely be watching one of the four big New Year's Eve specials, on ABC, NBC, CNN and Fox. All of them all fighting for the evening's big prize: eyeballs and ad dollars. 

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