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New dad Zuckerberg vows to give away Facebook fortuneAP source: Red Sox agree to 7-year, $217M deal with Price (Yahoo Sports)

Facebook chief executive and founder Mark Zuckerberg announced the birth of daughter Max December 1 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.

FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 23, 2015 file photo, Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher David Price throws against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning in Game 6 of baseball's American League Championship Series in Kansas City, Mo. The Boston Red Sox and ace pitcher David Price have agreed to a deal worth $217 million over seven years, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

The Boston Red Sox and AL Cy Young runner-up David Price have agreed to terms on a seven-year free-agent deal worth $217 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. A left-hander who was the AL's top pitcher in 2012 and the runner-up twice in seven full major league seasons, Price has a 3.09 ERA with 1,372 strikeouts and 104 wins. Choosing the Red Sox reunites Price with president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski, who until this August was the Detroit Tigers' general manager.

Planned Parenthood shooting: Domestic terrorism? It's knottyOklahoma safely 3 in CFP rankings; Stanford, Ohio St lurking (Yahoo Sports)

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.

Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops holds a hat following the 58-23 win over Oklahoma State during an NCAA college football game in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Brody Schmidt)

Oklahoma is No. 3 in the College Football Playoff selection committee rankings, putting the Sooners safely in position to be in the final four with their season completed. The Sooners locked up the Big 12 championship with a blowout victory at Oklahoma State on Saturday. Committee chairman Jeff Long refused to speculate whether the Sooners could be moved out of the top four by Saturday's results when the final rankings come out Sunday, but it's plain to see Oklahoma should be OK.

U.S. special operations forces expanding in Iraq to battle ISIS76ers top Lakers for 1st win of season, snap 28-game skid (Yahoo Sports)

US Special Operations Forces Expanding in Iraq to Battle ISISDefense Secretary Ash Carter told Congress today 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.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 1: Jerami Grant #39 of the Philadelphia 76ers dunks the ball past Julius Randle #30 of the Los Angeles Lakers on December 1, 2015 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Kobe Bryant won over the fans - he just couldn't beat the previously winless Philadelphia 76ers. With the spotlight on Bryant during the final game of his career in his hometown, the Sixers stole the show and defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 103-91 on Tuesday night for their first victory of the season. The Sixers had lost their first 18 games, and 28 overall dating to last season - the longest losing streak in the history of major professional sports in the United States.

Chicago mayor fires police chief in wake of video releaseRoethlisberger to remain under concussion protocol (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2015 file photo, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, right, speaks about first-degree murder charges against police officer Jason Van Dyke in the death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel looks on at left. Emanuel announced at a news conference Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, that McCarthy has been fired after a public outcry over the handling of the case. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired the city's police superintendent Tuesday, a week after the release of a dash-cam video that showed a white Chicago officer fatally shooting a black teenager 16 times.

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2015, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) sits on the bench after being injured in an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders, in Pittsburgh. Roethlisberger says he had a migraine. Mike Tomlin says the Steelers quarterback has a concussion. Either way, Roethlisberger will remain under the concussion protocol this week as the Steelers prepare to face Indianapolis. Roethlisberger left Sunday's, Dec. 29, 2015, loss to Seattle in the fourth quarter after self-reporting a potential concussion. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Ben Roethlisberger is blaming his early exit from last Sunday's loss to Seattle on a headache. Mike Tomlin says his franchise quarterback has a concussion. ''We will do what we always do with those guys,'' Tomlin said Tuesday.

Giuliani refutes Trump's 9/11 claimPats' Rob Gronkowski has bone bruise, knee sprain (Yahoo Sports)

"We had some pockets" of people celebrating — not thousands, says the mayor of NYC on 9/11.

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2015, file photo, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is carted off the field after being injured against the Denver Broncos during the second half of an NFL football game in Denver. In case you missed it in Week 12 of the NFL season, there was Gronkowski, the NFL's best tight end and Tom Brady's only real receiving threat remaining, getting carted to the locker room. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)

Rob Gronkowski suffered a bone bruise and sprain of his right knee during the New England Patriots' 30-24 overtime loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday night. ''During Sunday night's game, Rob Gronkowski sustained a bone bruise/sprain of his right knee,'' the Patriots and the Gronkowski family said in a joint statement. Gronkowski was carted off the field with 2:49 remaining in Sunday's game after taking a hit to the knee.

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Unfair Questions or Democracy At Work ?

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” -- The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

Why U.S. Engagement Policy Is The Correct One

Invariably, when one thinks of the efficacy of a nation’s military, the mind’s eye is drawn to the ability of that country to deliver a \"warhead onto the forehead\" of their enemies. Indeed, owing to the Pentagon’s slick packaging of the First Gulf War, modern conflict, in the American mind, became synonymous with high-tech toys, grainy videos of successful missile shots, and a quick resolution of hostilities.

Capitalism and The Wealth Gap

When it comes to the efficient delivery of goods and services, capitalism is the proven economic model that puts people to work and products on the shelves. Whether those jobs end up paying enough money to purchase the items on those shelves is another matter, however.

Living Wages Are A Global Problem

The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

Ukraine: Not What It Seems

After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.

Religious Freedom Bill - Protecting The Faithful or Legalized Discrimination?

After a much heated national debate, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the controversial bill that would have allowed people and businesses in the state to refuse services to LBGT people based on their religious belief.

Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.


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