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Posted at 9:34 AM ET, 01/12/2011

Haiti remembered, snow everywhere, and Facebook pays up for 'fb.com'

By Melissa Bell
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A man walks by crosses set up as a memorial in memory of the tens of thousands killed and buried in the mass grave on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Allison Shelley/Getty Images)

People are talking:

International news: Haiti remembered

It's the one-year anniversary of the Haiti earthquake and there is good news: a return to jobs and restored landmarks.

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Tech news: What happened aside from the Verizon iPhone mashup

MySpace laid off 47 percent of its staff, letting go of almost 500 employees. Facebook, meanwhile, doled out $8.5 million to get a hold of fb.com. The American Farm Bureau, its previous owner, must be a very happy group today.

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Snow news: It's everywhere

There is snow on the ground in 49 out of the 50 states. Florida remains the last hold out. While a nifty little fact, this happened last year, only snow hit all 50 states that time. Patrick Marsh, a graduate student, documented that snow buzz with photographs of all 50 states sourced from across the country.

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Just because: Spanish king's regal phone ring

I can't tell if this is a joke, and neither can the YouTube viewers. However, I really do hope this is the king's preferred ring tone:

By Melissa Bell  | January 12, 2011; 9:34 AM ET
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