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4 hrs ago | Monterey County Herald

TEDx Monterey: Filmmaker seeks answers to Nepalese girl's suicide

MONTEREY >> Filmmaker Amy Benson went to Nepal to make a promotional video for a nonprofit that provides scholarships for girls to go to school.

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Related Topix: Nepal, World News, Asia,

8 hrs ago | EDGE

Mozilla Sponsors Bay Area LGBT Youth Summit

The Mozilla Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the tech company behind the Firefox browser, looks to move beyond its CEO controversy and is the lead sponsor for the upcoming Bay Area Youth Summit The lead sponsor for a Bay Area LGBT youth summit taking place in San Francisco's gay Castro district next weekend will be the Mozilla Foundation, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Mozilla, Mozilla Foundation, Software, Gay/Lesbian, Castro (San Francisco, CA), Transgender

10 hrs ago | ClickOnDetroit

Treasury Secretary visiting Detroit on jobs push

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew plans to visit Detroit to explore ways to promote job creation and economic growth.

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Related Topix: Detroit, MI

11 hrs ago | GPB.org

Why Bill Gates Fights Diseases Abroad, Not At Home

By ensuring vaccines are invented and distributed, Bill Gates says, his foundation is dramatically reducing the number of childhood deaths in poor countries.

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Related Topix: Bill Gates, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Charitable Organizations, Kids, Family

15 hrs ago | CIO

Privacy Jitters Derail Controversial K-12 Big Data Initiative

Computerworld - Unrelenting privacy concerns finally derailed a controversial big data initiative that promised to deliver more individualized instruction to public school students in the U.S. InBloom, a non-profit funded to the tune of $100 million by the Gates and Carnegie foundations, Tuesday announced that its is closing down due to public ... (more)

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Related Topix: Privacy, Education Etc.

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Telling Students to Earn Less

The federal student loan program is becoming so costly to taxpayers that even President Obama is pretending to fix it.

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Patch.com

Zero Breast Cancer Celebrates Local Breast Cancer Heroes May 8th

Honorees have contributed in diverse ways including to greater understanding of breast cancer, to the healing process of women facing breast cancer, and to the greater health of the broader community.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Mill Valley, CA, San Rafael, CA, Marin County, CA, California, Opinion

Detroit News

Detroit nonprofit which funds startups through dinners may close

Soup director Amy Kaherl said her organization, which has awarded more than $67,000 to Detroit-based businesses and organizations since 2010, hasn't been able to secure additional money this year from various foundations.

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WBTV

Wellness programs grow more popular with employers

That little voice nagging you to put down the cake and lace up the running shoes is increasingly coming from your employer and is likely to grow louder with a looming change under the federal health care overhaul.

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Canada.com

Laura Siegel's Project Eleven27 honours victims of Bangladesh factory collapse

Seeing images emerge from the world's worst garment industry accident hit Laura Siegel hard - then led her to take action.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Michelle Obama, Jill Biden headline job fair

Obama and Biden are expected to be at the military post on the Kentucky-Tennessee state line on Wednesday to deliver remarks to more than 1,000 service members and military spouses and over 100 employers at the Fort Campbell Veterans Jobs Summit and Career Forum.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

Bellingham Herald

City-killer asteroids might be more likely than previously believed

A global network that listens for nuclear weapons detonations detected 26 asteroids that exploded in Earth's atmosphere from 2000 to 2013, data collected by the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization shows.

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Related Topix: World News, Russia,

The Republic

Bon Jovi helps open low-income housing in Philly

Jon Bon Jovi's hit tune "Who Says You Can't Go Home?" took on new meaning Tuesday as the rock star cut the ribbon on a namesake housing development for low-income residents and the formerly homeless in Philadelphia.

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Related Topix: Jon Bon Jovi, Pop/Rock, Bon Jovi

Lancashire Telegraph

East Lancs patients' group starts petition after health commissioners put service out to tender

HEALTH commissioners have come under fire after deciding to invite 'profit-making' companies to bid for the GP out-of-hours contract in East Lancashire.

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Related Topix: Nursing, Medicine

Brandon Sun

Family Visions worker will vie for South Centre seat in Oct.

Kim Longstreet, an avid volunteer and longtime Brandonite, has announced she will seek the South Centre ward seat in the upcoming Brandon municipal election.

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Marietta Times

W.Va. Symphony receives grant for statewide tour

The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra has been awarded a $20,000 grant to bring live symphonic music to rural communities.

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Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, West Virginia, West Virginia Government

Brandon Sun

Leaders of prominent Cuban-American non-profit provided support for US-backed 'Cuban Twitter'

Leaders with the largest non-profit organization for young Cuban-Americans quietly provided strategic support for the federal government's secret "Cuban Twitter" program, connecting contractors with potential investors and even serving as paid consultants, The Associated Press has learned.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Joe Biden

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Fresno Bee

The Buzz: Antonio Villaraigosa endorses Torlakson rival in state schoolsa chief race

Villaraigosa, a former Assembly speaker with a possible eye on a future governor’s race, announced his support for former charter schools executive last Thursday, calling him the “only candidate with the experience needed to bring major change to California schools.” The endorsement is not entirely unexpected: In 2006, Villaraigosa ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, Education Etc.

Greenwich Citizen

GitHub Founder Resigns After Harassment Accusation, And The Woman Goes Off On Twitter

GitHub co-founder Tom Preston-Werner and his wife Theresa came under fire in March when a former GitHub employee, Julie Ann Horvath, accused them of harassment.

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Related Topix: GitHub, Twitter

National Public Radio

Gates-Funded Student Data Group To Shut Down

The head of a student data processing organization says it will shut down in the coming months following criticism that led to the recent loss of its last client - New York state.

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Related Topix: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Charitable Organizations

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