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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced two major status updates Tuesday: He and his wife have a newborn daughter and they plan to donate most of their Facebook wealth.
"Priscilla and I are so happy to welcome our daughter Max into this world!" Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post Tuesday afternoon.
He and his wife, Priscilla Chan, also posted a long letter to his daughter, expressing how she gives them hope for the future.
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The man charged with killing three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado, has targeted the agency before, his ex-wife said Tuesday, NBC News reported.
Robert Lewis Dear, 57, could face the death penalty if he's convicted in Friday's attack, in which a police officer and two civilians were killed during a siege lasting five hours. Law enforcement officials told NBC News that after he was arrested, Dear talked about "no more baby parts" in reference to Planned Parenthood.
Dear appears to have been opposed to the reproductive health agency for decades. Barbara Mescher Michaux, who was married to Dear from 1985 to 1993, said Tuesday that Dear once put glue in the locks of a Planned Parenthood clinic near where they were living at the time — and "that was over 20 years ago when he did that," she said.
Mescher Michaux, who lives in South Carolina with her current husband, said Tuesday she was convinced that Dear specifically targeted the Colorado clinic last week.
"For him to plan this and go there, he meant to go there," she said. "There is no doubt in my mind."
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Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy has been asked to step down, exactly one week after dash-cam video showing the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was released. "Now is the time for fresh eyes and fresh leadership," Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in announcing a new task force on police accountability. Emanuel has said the task force is being created in an effort to “strengthen the fabric of trust between the Chicago Police Department and the communities it protects.”
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A driver and passenger were killed after their vehicle collided with a school bus in Southampton Township, New Jersey on Tuesday, police said.
The Volkswagen Passat collided with a school bus at Pemberton and Ridge roads, according to officials with the New Jersey State Police Department. Two men inside the Volkswagen died from their injuries. Officials have not yet revealed their identifies.
The bus was carrying 20 members of the Lenape High School swim team, two coaches and the bus driver, police said. Eight students and one adult on the bus suffered minor injuries.
Police say a woman stole an Angry Orchard hard cider truck from a Maine 7-Eleven store and then crashed it into a barn following a high-speed chase with sheriff's deputies on Tuesday afternoon. According to WCSH-TV, 19-year-old Nicole Dyment allegedly stole the truck from a 7-Eleven on Congress Street in Portland around 11 a.m. and then eventually crashed it into a barn in Limerick, which is about 30 to 40 miles away. Dyment was injured in the crash and was transported to Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford with possible head injuries, WCSH reported.
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Health officials say fewer cases of diabetes are being diagnosed in U.S. adults.
Diabetes had been climbing for decades, driven by surging obesity rates. In 2009, the number of new cases reached 1.7 million. But last year, it had dropped to 1.4 million.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the latest numbers Tuesday.
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A student. An art critic. An architect. An engineer. The 130 people killed in Paris during the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks came from all walks of life and represented "youth in all its diversity," according to French President Francois Hollande. Here are their portraits. More names and photos will be added as information is confirmed and available.
When Jessica Hoover awoke from a five-day coma last December, the first thing her cardiologist told her was that she should not have survived.
She had gone on an early morning run exactly one year ago, on Dec. 1, 2014, and suffered full cardiac arrest while jogging on a San Diego-area beach. A virus had attacked Hoover’s heart, doctors later said, putting her in a coma for five days following her collapse on the beach.
But she’s alive today – not quite the same, but still able to hug her four kids – thanks to the good Samaritan who saved her. And Tuesday, she was able to thank in person the man who says he still thinks about her often.
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Two Cleveland police officers involved in the shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice have given statements to investigators in which they say they thought the pellet gun he was carrying was a real gun, NBC News reported.
Officer Timothy Loehmann and the officer who was training him, Frank Garmback, said they were responding to a call about a man waving a gun outside a recreation center on Nov. 22, 2014, and saw the boy reach into his waistband.
Loehmann fired on Tamir twice but Garmback, who was driving, did not shoot. Tamir had a airsoft-type pistol that resembled a real firearm, police have said. The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office released the signed statements Tuesday.
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Investigators are looking into claims that an opposing football team’s fan at the Dallas Cowboys’ Thanksgiving Day football game was manhandled by security guards in an incident that was caught on camera, Arlington Police said Tuesday. Two cell phone videos posted on YouTube show what appears to be a stadium security guard placing Carolina Panthers fan John Small in a chokehold while trying to remove him from a seating area. A spokesperson for the Cowboys declined to comment.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday the U.S. is deploying a "specialized expeditionary targeting force" to help Iraqi and Kurdish forces fight Islamic State militants, NBC News reported.
Carter told the House Armed Services Committee the "special operators will over time be able to conduct raids, free hostages, gather intelligence and capture" ISIS leaders.
Senior defense officials told by NBC News, the operations will follow the October special ops raid alongside Kurdish fighters in Northern Iraq that freed 70 prisoners being held by ISIS. One US Special Operations commando was killed in that raid.
Carter called the Paris massacre an "assault on the civilization we defend," and vowed that ISIS would be defeated.
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Electronic toymaker VTech said Tuesday that hackers who infiltrated the company's computer systems gained access to data from nearly 6.4 million profiles belonging to children, NBC News reported.
The Hong Kong-based firm said the security breach was discovered on Nov. 24, more than a week after it occurred. Hackers were able to access email addresses, passwords, mailing addresses and more, as well as the names and birth dates of some children who used VTech's toys and tablet computers.
Overall, nearly 4.9 million parent accounts were compromised, which were connected to 6.37 million related children's profiles, VTech revealed on Tuesday. The largest number of accounts accessed were created in the U.S. (more than 2.2 million), followed by France (868,650) and the U.K. (560,487).
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