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Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday announced that Facebook’s new service will simply be called “dating,” and won’t require downloading or signing up.

Will anyone use Facebook's dating app?

Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday announced that Facebook’s new service will simply be called “dating,” and won’t require downloading or signing up.

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From Riverside County, to South Whittier, Castaic, to most recently, today – Harvard Westlake. There’s been a rash of shooting threats this week by students at local schools.

Good guys with guns a bad idea?

From Riverside County, to South Whittier, Castaic, to most recently, today – Harvard Westlake. There’s been a rash of shooting threats this week by students at local schools.

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