Mark Zuckerberg is a dad! And he's marking the birth of his first child (and #GivingTuesday) with a promise to give away 99 percent of his shares in Facebook to make a brighter future.

In an open letter to Max, their newborn daughter, Zuckerberg, 31, and his wife Dr. Priscilla Chan, 30, pledged to give 99 percent of their shares in Facebook — worth about $45 billion today — over the course of their lifetime.

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Hobbled by a scandal.

Poll numbers so low he got kicked off the last debate stage.

But fueled by voter fears about ISIS after the attacks in Paris — and a subsequent boost from the largest paper in one of the key early primary states — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is focusing on terrorism.

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Jenna Weiss-Berman, director of audio at Buzzfeed, says Fugitive Waves, produced by Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva, offers a gorgeous and complete soundscape. "When you're listening to the Kitchen Sisters, you never hear a host or a narrator, you really just hear the people whose stories are being told," she says. Click here to listen to "The French Manicure," Weiss-Berman's favorite episode.

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When the taxi that was supposed to drive Public Enemy to their Saturday show in Sheffield, England left without them, 50-year-old photographer Kevin Wells offered the group a ride in his Ford Focus.

Wells was at a local record shop getting a CD signed by the group when a member of the entourage announced they needed a ride to Sheffield Arena, where Public Enemy was set to open for The Prodigy in 45 minutes. Wells offered. They accepted.

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It's dangerous to practice medicine in Syria.

When I called up a physician based in the city of Aleppo, he said he'd have to call me back — there had just been a missile strike. And Doctors Without Borders has released a statement saying that one of its hospitals in Homs was partially destroyed in a bombing on Saturday.


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American Surrealist

Charleston surgeon Richard Hagerty began painting before medical school honed his eye and hand coordination. He is a self taught artist who draws his surreal, fantastical imagery from dreams, mythology, history, science and stories. He works in a variety of media, including pen and ink, watercolor and oil. Hagerty and art curator Roberta Sokolitz talk with Walter Edgar about his art, his career, and about the new collection of his work, American Surrealist: The Art of Richard Hagerty (Evening Post Books, 2015), and exhibition of Hagerty’s work at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park, Charleston. All Stations: Fri, Dec 4, 12 pm | News Stations: Sun, Dec 6, 4 pm
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