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Facebook

Facebook to launch standalone 'Rooms' app reminiscent of 1990s Internet message boards - @WSJD

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Facebook

Facebook to launch Safety Check, a feature designed for users to let friends know they are safe during natural disasters - @verge

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Ebola outbreak 2014

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, donate $25 million to the CDC to help fight Ebola - @facebook

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India

Photo: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi; Modi said the 2 spoke on a 'wide range of issues' - @narendramodi

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Facebook

Facebook is working on a stand-alone app that allows users to interact anonymously, according to sources briefed on the plan - @nytimesbits

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mergers & acquisitions

Facebook has closed on its $19 billion purchase of mobile-messaging service WhatsApp announced in February - @WSJ

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tech

European Union regulators unconditionally approve Facebook's $19 billion purchase of messaging service WhatsApp - @WSJ

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Facebook

Facebook says in blog post it will be more transparent about experiments tracking users' moods or emotions - @BloombergTech

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Facebook

Facebook working to update Real Name policy enforcement following criticism from LGBT community - @TheNextWeb

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Destiny Rico

#BREAKINGNEWS Facebook viral video attack suspect Destiny Rico, AKA Baby Dreamer arrested | http://t.co/GuOk0OLy3T - @ABC30

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Facebook

Facebook temporarily reactivates profiles of several hundred drag queens whose accounts were recently deactivated over legal name policy - @ABC7

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markets

More: Facebook among top decliners on S&P 500; TripAdvisor drops 4.1%, Netflix declined 4% - @CNBC

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Facebook

Facebook testing feature that lets people schedule the deletion of posts in advance with handful of users - @TheNextWeb

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Facebook

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg says WhatsApp could reach 3 billion users, would remain independent service - @WSJ

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Al-Shabab leader killed by US drone strike, Sept. 2014

Editor's note: A Somali government spokesman says a Facebook page attributed to Prime Minister Hassan Sheikh Mohamud in a Reuters report was not official, and the government there has not yet commented on whether Islamist militant leader Ahmed Godane was killed in a US airstrike earlier this week. - Tricia

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Al-Shabab leader killed by US drone strike, Sept. 2014

Editor's note: Somali prime minister Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has said in a Facebook post that Islamist militant leader Ahmed Godane was killed in a US airstrike earlier this week. We are looking for more confirmation from US officials. - Tricia

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Facebook

Facebook: 'Earlier today we encountered an error while making an infrastructure configuration change that briefly made it difficult for people to access Facebook'; apologizes for inconvenience and says it will investigate issue - statement

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Facebook

Update: Facebook service returns after outage lasting about 20 minutes - @TechCrunch

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Facebook

RT @MekahloNBCLA: #Breaking Update: #Facebook appears to back up and running. Waiting on details on the outage. @NBCLA - @NBCLA

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Facebook

You heard it on Twitter: Yes, Facebook is down. #breaking #DontPanic - @denverpost

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