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Facebook chief executive and founder Mark Zuckerberg, pictured on October 28, 2015, announces his daughter Max was born on his Facebook pageFacebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg announced he had become a father -- and pledged to give away his fortune to make the world a "better place" for baby daughter Max and others. In a letter to Max posted on his Facebook page, Zuckerberg and his wife said they were going to give away 99 percent of their company shares -- with an estimated value of $45 billion -- in an effort to make a happy and healthy world for her and all children.

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Accused Planned Parenthood gunman Robert Lewis Dear (R) appears in court with public defender Dan King by video link from jail in Colorado SpringsThe man accused of killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic brought several guns, ammunition and propane tanks officials say he assembled around a car.

2015-12-01 14:24:52 -0700

US Special Operations Forces Expanding in Iraq to Battle ISISDefense Secretary Ash Carter told Congress on Tuesday that the U.S. would establish a special operations "targeting force" in Iraq as part of the intensified military effort to fight ISIS. The special operations force would conduct raids, could free hostages held by ISIS, gather intelligence and capture ISIS leaders in both Iraq and Syria. It is part of the broader role for U.S. special operations forces that Carter said would occur in the wake of the raid in late October where U.S. special operations forces helped free 70 ISIS hostages in northern Iraq.

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