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Mark Zuckerberg, the 26-year-old wunderkind behind Facebook, is making a move to become a player in philanthropy just before the opening of a film that portrays him as less than charitable.

The recipient of his $100 million donation--thought to be the biggest of his young life--is the Newark public schools, a long-struggling district that could use the money to become a laboratory for reforms.

The donation is being announced Sept. 24 on Oprah...

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