Philanthropic foundations

FILE- In this March 7, 2012 file photo, Illinois gun owners and supporters file out National Rifle Association applications while participating in an Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day convention before marching to the Illinois state Capitol in Springfield, Ill. The troubled teen authorities say killed several people at a Florida high school on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation, part of a multimillion-dollar effort by the gun group to support youth shooting clubs. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
February 16, 2018 - 10:28 pm
The troubled teen authorities say killed 17 people at a Florida high school excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation, part of a multimillion-dollar effort by the gun group to support youth shooting clubs and other programs...
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In this Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 photo, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar poses in his office, in Newport Beach, Calif. Abdul-Jabbar has been a best-selling author, civil-rights activist, actor, historian and one of the greatest basketball players who ever lived. This fall Abdul-Jabbar will embark on a cross-country tour as part of “Becoming Kareem,” a stage show in which he’ll discuss his life, answer audience questions and talk about the key mentors in his life he says helped him achieve his goals along the way. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
February 15, 2018 - 2:38 am
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been a best-selling author, civil-rights activist, actor, historian and one of the greatest basketball players who ever lived. One thing Abdul-Jabbar has never been — at least not in public — is chatty. "I'm not known for being a blabbermouth,...
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February 12, 2018 - 5:58 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The Mo Ibrahim Foundation says it has awarded the $5 million African Leadership prize to former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. The Ibrahim Prize, which honors role models on a continent where many leaders have stayed in power for decades, has been awarded just four...
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February 08, 2018 - 9:29 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona State University's journalism school is getting nearly $2 million in funding to research the future of television news. The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is the recipient of a $1.9 million grant from the Knight Foundation. The grant announced...
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January 31, 2018 - 6:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Starting this fall, works in translation will get a spotlight at the National Book Awards. The National Book Foundation announced Wednesday that it has started a category for best translated literature, awarding a work of fiction or nonfiction translated into English and released in...
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2015, file photo, a University of Washington student discards a cigarette into a container at a designated smoking locations on the campus in Seattle. Seventeen public health schools in the U.S. and Canada have pledged to refuse research money from a new anti-smoking group funded by the tobacco industry. Deans of public health schools at Harvard, Johns Hopkins and a dozen other schools said Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, that the group is too closely tied to an industry that sells harmful products. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
January 25, 2018 - 4:56 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Seventeen public health schools in the U.S. and Canada pledged Thursday to refuse research money from a new anti-smoking group funded by the tobacco industry. The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World was created in September with nearly $1 billion from the Philip Morris tobacco company,...
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Eva Galperin, director of cybersecurity with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, poses for a photo at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Galperin said the discovery of a major hacking operation tied to Lebanon's General Directorate of General Security was remarkable, explaining that she could think of only one other example where researchers were able to pin state-backed hackers to a specific building. "We were able to take advantage of extraordinarily poor operational security," she said. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
January 18, 2018 - 6:02 pm
LONDON (AP) — A major hacking operation tied to one of the most powerful security and intelligence agencies in Lebanon has been exposed after careless spies left hundreds of gigabytes of intercepted data exposed to the open internet, according to a report published Thursday. Mobile security firm...
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January 08, 2018 - 2:00 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Emory University is receiving a $400 million gift — the largest in the history of the institution — to find new cures for disease and improve lives. The private school in Atlanta announced on Monday that the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation has pledged the money for medical...
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Sean Penn arrives at the 2018 Sean Penn J/P Haitian Relief Organization Gala at Milk Studios on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
January 07, 2018 - 12:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sean Penn and Leonardo DiCaprio used the eighth annual benefit for the J/P Haitian Relief Organization to publicly praise each other's philanthropic work. DiCaprio was the guest of honor at the $5,000-a-plate dinner Saturday night at Milk Studios, which raised nearly $4 million...
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FILE - In this March 18, 1974, file photo, country legend Roy Acuff performs during the Grand Ole Opry's last show at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. A fiddle that Goodwill believes was once owned by Acuff is expected to generate thousands of dollars for the charitable organization in the Kansas City area. The Kansas City Star reports Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, that the fiddle was donated anonymously to Goodwill of Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas and is being sold in an online auction. Acuff died in 1992 at age 89. (AP Photo/John Duricka,File)
January 04, 2018 - 9:40 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A fiddle that Goodwill believes was once owned by country music legend Roy Acuff is expected to generate thousands of dollars for the charitable organization in the Kansas City area. The Kansas City Star reports that the fiddle was donated anonymously to Goodwill of Western...
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