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FILE - In this May 22, 2012, file photo, Charles Koch speaks in his office at Koch Industries in Wichita, Kan. A sure sign of policy success for the sprawling conservative network funded by the billionaire Koch brothers is Democratic pushback. With regulations being rolled back and huge tax cuts, Democrats question how far the Koch network's influence extends. (Bo Rader/The Wichita Eagle via AP, File)
April 30, 2018 - 9:52 pm
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Virginia's largest public university granted the conservative Charles Koch Foundation a say in the hiring and firing of professors in exchange for millions of dollars in donations, according to newly released documents. The release of donor agreements between George Mason...
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Waffle House employee Virginia Stanley visits a wooden cross memorial for shooting victim Taurean Sanderlin, also an employee, at the Waffle House restaurant Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. Stanley was working at the restaurant when a gunman killed four on Sunday. The restaurant re-opened Wednesday and the company intends to donate its first month of sales to help victims of the attack. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 25, 2018 - 7:59 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Waffle House where four people were fatally shot reopened Wednesday amid tears and solemn remembrance of the dead, as the company said it will donate a month of the restaurant's sales to help the wounded survivors and the families of the slain. Employees wore...
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Student Tanner McPherson, 10, pauses for a moment of silence during a student protest in the Studio City section of Los Angeles, Sunday, March 11, 2018. The student-activist group "No Guns LA" held a rally to call for stricter gun control laws. The action was held in the wake of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in February. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
March 12, 2018 - 9:17 am
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A tattoo shop raised money for the Florida high school where 17 people died in a mass shooting by offering free tattoos in exchange for donations. Shop owner Chris Blinston said he and other artists began working extra hours at No Hard Feelings shortly after the Feb. 14...
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March 01, 2018 - 6:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New York's Metropolitan Museum is now charging a mandatory $25 entrance fee to most adult visitors who don't live in New York state. The new policy, announced in January, took effect Thursday. Entrance will remain free for children under 12 and pay-what-you-wish for students in New...
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FILE - In this May 23, 2017, file photo, Sheldon Adelson, right, talks with Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, before a speech by President Donald Trump at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Adelson has proposed paying for at least part of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, four U.S. officials told The Associated Press, and the Trump administration is considering the offer. Lawyers at the State Department are looking into the legality of the highly unconventional proposal to cover part or all of the embassy’s costs through private donations, the administration officials said. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
February 23, 2018 - 3:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering an offer from Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of a new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, four U.S. officials told The Associated Press. Lawyers at the State Department are looking into the legality of accepting...
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In this Feb. 1, 2018 photo, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda pose for a photo before an interview with The Associated Press in Kirkland, Wash. Gates and his wife, head the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, are rethinking their work in America as they confront what they consider an unsatisfactory track record, the country's growing inequity and a president they disagree with more than any other. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
February 13, 2018 - 5:22 pm
Bill and Melinda Gates say they're concerned about some of President Donald Trump's policies and statements. Here are excerpts from their recent interview with The Associated Press: GIVING PLEDGE Bill Gates says he's met with Trump twice since he took office. The Microsoft co-founder hasn't asked...
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Randall Margraves, left, father of three victims of Larry Nassar, background right, lunges at Nassar in Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich., on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. The incident came during the third and final sentencing hearing for Nassar on sexual abuse charges. The charges in this case focus on his work with Twistars, an elite Michigan gymnastics club. (Cory Morse/The Grand Rapids Press via AP)
February 08, 2018 - 12:04 pm
CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — A man who tried to attack former sports doctor Larry Nassar in a Michigan courtroom is thanking people who donated $31,000 online but says he doesn't want the money. Randy Margraves says refunds are available. After March 9, any money in the GoFundMe account will be donated...
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File - In this Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 file photo, Blackstone Group chairman and CEO Stephen Schwarzman speaks at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum, in New York. Schwarzman, CEO of private equity firm Blackstone, with an estimated net worth of $13 billion and serves as economic consultant to Trump, donated $10 million to the Israel's National Library. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
February 08, 2018 - 6:25 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — An American billionaire and confidant of President Donald Trump is making a major donation to Israel's National Library. Stephen Schwarzman, chief executive of private equity firm Blackstone, says the $10 million donation is his first in Israel. The donation will fund classrooms...
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February 03, 2018 - 10:42 am
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A state prison will use equipment seized from an illegal marijuana grower to cultivate vegetables for poor people. The Vindicator of Youngstown, Ohio, reports tens of thousands of dollars' worth of hydroponic equipment seized by police in Campbell has been donated to the...
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Chilean President Michelle Bachelet signs decrees creating vast new national parks using lands donated by the Tompkins Conservation, in what is believed to be the largest private donation of land ever from a private entity to a country, at a ceremony in Patagonia Park, Chile, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
January 29, 2018 - 6:38 pm
PARQUE PATAGONIA, Chile (AP) — Chilean President Michelle Bachelet signed decrees Monday creating vast new national parks using lands donated by a U.S. conservation organization in what is believed to be the largest private donation of land ever from a private entity to a country. The agreement was...
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