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August 17, 2014 | NPR · American fighter jets and drones carried out airstrikes against Islamist targets near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq on Saturday. A breach of the dam could threaten entire cities.
 

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Dec 18, 2012 — The wildly popular photo-sharing site Instagram nearly caused a user revolt when it revamped its terms of service and privacy policy to suggest it could allow uploaded photos to be used in ads without users' permission. Instagram later clarified its position in an effort to quell concerns.
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Sep 11, 2012 — In his first interview since Facebook's troubled IPO, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg emphasized the company's mobile-centered future, his commitment to mission over fun and explained why he doesn't code much anymore.
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May 23, 2012 — The reputations of JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs have all been taken down a notch or two in recent days and months. If you're keeping up, the latest black eye came in the wake of last week's flubbed Facebook IPO.
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May 22, 2012 — Put your financial acumen to the test. Where should the stock, which has been on a slide since it debuted on Friday, land?
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May 18, 2012 — The social media giant's stock started trading publicly for the first time today. Interest was huge — more shares traded hands than on the first day of any other initial public offering.
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May 17, 2012 — Facebook has priced its much-hyped stock at $38 a share in advance of its initial public offering Friday. It is expected to be one of the largest IPOs in history and the company is expected to raise as much $18 billion.
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May 16, 2012 — Facebook's initial public offering — $16 billion and counting — is shaping up to be one of the largest in history. The company and its investors are betting that the social media giant can learn enough from its users so it can target ads that will be worth big, big money.
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May 14, 2012 — As Facebook prepares to sell stock to the public, perhaps valuing the company at nearly $100 billion, investors will be betting that the firm won't make its users so uncomfortable over privacy that they quit. Meanwhile, Yahoo, another company that also once had a bright future, continues to undergo upheaval as it struggles to define its mission.
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Apr 16, 2012 — With Instagram sold to Facebook for $1 billion and Facebook itself expected to be valued at up to $100 billion in its initial public offering, some feel they're reliving the last tech bubble. But some analysts say this time is different. The new generation of tech entrepreneurs tends to reinvest its winnings in even more ideas.
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Apr 9, 2012 — Facebook's decision to acquire Instagram for $1 billion set off strong reactions among Instagram users Monday, when the deal was announced. And if any of the photo-sharing service's fans were in love with the deal, they seemed to be keeping pretty quiet about it.
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