Bill Gates looks to his wife Melinda as they are interviewed in Kirkland, Washington, in February 2019.
A political scientist warns that a new lobbying initiative launched by Bill and Melinda Gates could harm US higher education.
Sochi’s mild climate was impractical for many cold-weather sports.
As the cost of holding the Winter Games rises, local taxpayers around the globe are losing interest in hosting the event.
Thousands of Liberians took part in a June 2019 protest against President George Weah.
Depending on foreign aid to pay the bills makes moving on when it’s gone harder.
Throngs of Santa Barbara News-Press readers, rallying in 2006.
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The health of American democracy could be at stake.
Attorney General of New York Letitia James has launched a probe of the NRA.
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More likely dangers include administrative hassles and fines.
Former NRA President Col. Oliver North.
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The group's bottom line has been shaky for years. And its board has been unwilling or unable to respond.
Migrants who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border near McAllen, Texas, in March 2019.
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Travel along the U.S.-Mexico border and meeting migrants can build empathy for people without papers.
About a million Rohingya refugees are living in Bangladesh.
AP Photo/Dar Yasin
It's not necessarily because of Islamophobia.
Assembling backpacks of food for students to take home in Flint, Mich.
Kathleen Payton/Food Bank of Eastern Michigan
Backpack programs that give students easily prepared foods, like boxed macaroni and cheese and canned beans, can make a difference.
A Special Olympics basketball clinic in Charlotte, N.C. in January 2019.
AP Photo/Chuck Burton
The White House proposed these cuts for three years in a row. That clashes with longstanding bipartisan leadership regarding rights for all people with disabilities.
US demonstrators who favor and oppose stricter gun laws, in 2018.
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Legislators in a growing number of democracies are clamping down on civil society. In the United States, it's happening at the state level.
Habitat for Humanity homeowner Keosha Hendricks cuts a ceremonial ribbon, in La Vergne, Tenn.
A study that compared Habitat for Humanity affiliates found that what nonprofits are doing may matter more than how much they’re spending.
Anti-opioid protest at the Harvard Art Museums, which the Sackler family has supported with charitable gifts.
There are limits to what charities can do now about past donors who are accused of morally reprehensible behavior.
Donald Trump spoke at AIPAC’s annual conference during his 2016 presidential campaign.
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The American Israeli Public Action Committee has managed to work with Democrats and Republicans alike. Will that change now that Israel has tacked to the right?
Tom Stewart fought to bring the sexual abuse that he endured as a Boy Scout to light.
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These reorganizations may provide roadmaps for other nonprofits to follow if they face abuse allegations in the #MeToo era.
Destiny Watford and other Baltimore youth leaders derailed plans to build a big incinerator in their neighborhood.
The Goldman Environmental Prize
Showing up at school board meetings might not sound as exciting as marching in the streets. But it can be an effective way to change things at the local level.
More money but not for all.
Memberships, subscriptions and small donations are reducing reliance on big grants, but mainly for the outlets that were already flourishing.
Michael Bloomberg gave Johns Hopkins $1.8 billion in 2018.
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When the only fixes getting funded are designed to leave the status quo intact, the results of philanthropy inevitably fall short.
Eating right is good for families.
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Many of the low-income people who do use VeggieBook after downloading it at food pantries are eating more nutritious meals, often with more focused family time at the table.
No longer tangled and pointing in the right direction.
Fixes for small pieces of massive problems show that overarching crises may be less hopeless than they appear.