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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.

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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 14:24:47 -0700

FILE - In this Dec 16, 2011 file photo, Germany's Erik Heil and Thomas Ploessel compete in the men's 49er skiff gold fleet 1 race 10 at the Sailing Championships in Perth, Australia. Heil had to be treated at a Berlin hospital for MRSA, a flesh-eating bacteria, shortly after sailing in an Olympic test event in August at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where tests by The Associated Press have found high contamination in waters to be used in the 2016 Olympics. (AP Photo/Theron Kirkman, File)RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Olympic sailor Erik Heil floated a novel idea to protect himself from the sewage-infested waters he and other athletes will compete in during next year's games: He'd wear plastic overalls and peel them off when he was safely past the contaminated waters nearest shore.

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