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Posted at 2:36 PM ET, 12/15/2010

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, BP suit, Facebook thieves and more

By Melissa Bell
BP sued
Shrimp boats collected oil with booms in May in the waters of Chandeleur Sound, La. (Eric Gay/AP)

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Tech News: Facebook crime fighting

The Post's Marc Fisher suffered a home robbery last week. To add salt to the wounds, the thief posted his photo showing off the stolen goods on Fisher's son's Facebook page. Meanwhile in England, a woman tracked down her alleged rapist by seeking him out on Facebook.

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Sad news: Santa's letters from kids

The DCist points out the inherent depressing-ness in a story about the U.S. Postal Service receiving more letters to Santa from children asking for shoes, coats and socks instead of toys.

Aaron Morrissey writes:

If the goal of this report was to get me to link to Toys for Tots and encourage those who are able to go and drop off some toys at the Children's National Medical Center, well, mission accomplished, USA Today.
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News news: BP sued

The U.S. has filed a civil suit against BP and eight other companies for the gulf oil spill. The suit does not rule out future criminal charges.

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Tech news: Twitter $200 million richer

Twitter has raised another $200 million for its growth fund, adding a healthy influx of cash to keep pace with its fast growth. All Things Digital has the full story.

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Music news: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The final five picks were announced Tuesday for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Though it would be impossible to pick the very best work of these artists, here are my favorites:

Tom Waits

Neil Diamond

Alice Cooper

Dr. John

Darlene Love

By Melissa Bell  | December 15, 2010; 2:36 PM ET
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