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Facebook: From Dorm Room To Wall Street

In just eight years, Facebook has become the second-most-visited site in the world, behind only Google. The company announced Wednesday that it is going public and hopes to raise $5 billion in its initial public stock offering. The path to success has been quick, but not without conflict. This timeline highlights the events that took the company from an idea to billions of dollars.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 1

Music from West Africa and photography from South East Asia come to the D.C. area.

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From Kale To Pale Ale, A Love Of Bitter May Be In Your Genes

Researchers have found a gene that affects how strongly you experience bitter flavors. And those who aren't as sensitive eat about 200 more servings of vegetables per year.
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Obama Sidesteps Midterm Campaigning As Approval Ratings Slump

The president's job approval rating is somewhere in the low 40s. That means there are a lot of places where his presence would hurt more than it helps.
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Facebook Apologizes For Name Policy That Affected LGBT Community

The social networking site will not change its requirement for people to use "real" names on their profiles, but it will adjust how alleged violations are reported and enforced.

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