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FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017

In this Nov. 19, 2016  photo, Mark Zuckerberg, chairman and CEO of Facebook, waves at the CEO summit during the annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation  forum in Lima, Peru. Zuckerberg released a missive Thursday outlining his vision for the social network and the world at large. Among other things, Zuckerberg hopes that the social network can encourage more civic engagement, an informed public and community support in the years to come. (Esteban Felix / Associated Press)

FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 9:35 A.M.

Zuckerberg’s goal: Remake a world Facebook helped create

Mark Zuckerberg helped create the modern world by connecting nearly a quarter of its citizens to Facebook and giving them a platform to share, well, everything – baby pictures and Pepe memes, social updates and abusive bullying, helpful how-to videos and live-streamed violence.

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THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017

Supporters of immigrants’ rights march n downtown Washington, D.C., during an immigration protest Thursday. Immigrants around the U.S. stayed home from work and school Thursday to demonstrate how important they are to America’s economy and its way of life, and many businesses closed in solidarity, in a nationwide protest called “A Day Without Immigrants.” (Jose Luis Magana / AP)

UPDATED: THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 6:41 P.M.

‘Day Without Immigrants’ protest closes restaurants

The heart of Philadelphia’s Italian Market was uncommonly quiet. Fine restaurants in New York, San Francisco and the nation’s capital closed for the day. Grocery stores, food trucks, coffee shops, diners and taco joints in places like Chicago, Los Angeles and Boston shut down.

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In this Oct. 10, 2015 photo, the sun sets behind a McDonald's in Ebensburg, Pa. (Gene J. Puskar / AP)

UPDATED: THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 4:11 P.M.

McDonald’s hopes to lure customers by giving longtime menu items a face-lift

Old favorites are getting new life under the Golden Arches. Last month, McDonald’s rolled out two new sizes of Big Macs – the Grand Mac and the Mac Jr. – and a few weeks ago, it added to its annual Shamrock Shake offer with four new mint-flavored drinks. Other riffs on menu staples are being offered in regions around the country, including the Sriracha Big Mac, garlic fries and Chicken McGriddles.

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Supplies of imported olive oil are expected to be in short supply because erratic weather in Spain, Italy and Greece, where the bulk of the world’s olive oil is produced, has decimated crops. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 12:09 P.M.

We’re about to suffer a worldwide olive oil shortage

It might be the saddest quote you read today: “Olive oil is becoming a luxury.” That comes courtesy of Italian chef Francesco Mazzei, who runs the Italian restaurant Sartoria in London. Mazzei depends on olive oil for much of his cooking. But because of a shortage, he told Bloomberg News, prices are skyrocketing. He’s even had to raise menu prices to compensate.

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