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Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook's 15th anniversary: critics are too 'negative'


Facebook is officially 15 years old and Mark Zuckerberg would really love it if all the haters could just, like, stop being so negative already. The Facebook CEO published a note to commemorate Facebook's 15th anniversary and, in the words of Facebook's official Twitter account, reflect "on how the world has changed, the challenges we've faced, the progress we've made, and where we're going." In the note, Zuckerberg once again recounts his dorm room decision to create "a simple website organized around people," which eventually grew to more than 2 billion users. The CEO also notes the "new social and ethical issues" Facebook is now grappling with and that the company plans to invest billions of dollars into security this year. "This year we plan to spend more on safety and security than our whole revenue at the time of our IPO," Zuckerberg wrote.

After Reaching 2,383 Delegates, Clinton Emphasizes Remaining Primaries

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"Democratic Platform Committee members should unite the party and sow the seeds for victory in November by embracing popular, progressive ideas that have risen to the forefront in recent years that are not currently in the platform," the group, which is closely aligned with progressive hero Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, said in a statement Monday night. "The sooner that Platform Committee members publicly signal they will unify around a bold progressive agenda, the sooner Bernie Sanders and his supporters will know they have achieved the mission of helping to transform the future of America."

Merkel Emphasizes German Prosperity, Security at Rally

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Merkel told a party rally Saturday in the western city of Dortmund that since she was first elected in 2005 unemployment has dropped to a post-reunification low and said she hoped to achieve full employment -- a rate below 3 percent -- by 2025.

Oklahoma Pastor Emphasizes Message of Inclusion

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"We don't really choose our particular stance by looking at the intellectual layout of things and saying'I'll choose that,'" Galbreath told the Enid News & Eagle . "We are born into a religion, a geography and a race, and that pretty well sets how we think. To get out of that and try to see the perspective of someone who is Baha'i, or Hindu or Buddhist ... helps us break out of the eggshell we're born into, to see there's another world out there.