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A sign with the Sackler name is displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. The Sackler name adorns walls at some of the world's top museums and universities, including the Met, the Guggenheim and Harvard. But the family's ties to the powerful painkiller OxyContin and the drug's role in the nation's deadly opioid crisis are bringing a new kind of attention to the Sacklers and their philanthropic legacy. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
January 17, 2019 - 4:06 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Sackler name is emblazoned on the walls at some of the world's great museums and universities, including the Smithsonian, the Guggenheim and Harvard. But now the family's ties to OxyContin and the painkiller's role in the deadly opioid crisis are bringing the Sacklers a new and...
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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2016, file photo, author James Patterson poses for a portrait in New York. Patterson has renewed a most welcome holiday publishing tradition, bonuses for independent bookstore employees. The best-selling author announced Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, that 333 workers each will receive $750. The winners, nominated by customers and colleagues among others, are listed on the web site of the American Booksellers Association. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File)
December 18, 2018 - 7:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — James Patterson has renewed a most welcome holiday publishing tradition — bonuses for independent bookstore employees. The best-selling author announced Tuesday that 333 workers each will receive $750. The winners, nominated by customers and colleagues among others, are listed on...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2016, file photo, Karen Pence, background, and her daughter Charlotte arrive for a welcome home rally in Zionsville, Ind. The wife and daughter of Vice President Mike Pence plan more stories about the family bunny, Marlon Bundo. The conservative publisher Regnery announced Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, that it had a deal with Karen, and daughter, Charlotte, for two more picture books featuring Marlon. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
December 03, 2018 - 7:47 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The wife and daughter of Vice President Mike Pence plan more stories about the family bunny, Marlon Bundo. The conservative publisher Regnery announced Monday that it had a deal with Pence's wife, Karen, and daughter, Charlotte, for two more picture books featuring Marlon. As with...
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Former mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, right, accompanied by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, second right, take take part in a discussion at the The Bridge Way School for students who are working a recovery program for a substance abuse addiction in Philadelphia, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Bloomberg's charity has announced a $50 million donation to help fight the nation's opioid epidemic, with Pennsylvania getting at least $10 million. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
November 30, 2018 - 2:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's charity has announced a $50 million donation to help fight the nation's opioid epidemic. Bloomberg Philanthropies said over the next three years it will help up to 10 states address the causes of opioid addiction and strengthen prevention...
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November 27, 2018 - 8:03 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stevie Wonder wants to raise money through a benefit concert for California fire victims impacted by the catastrophic wildfires. The R&B legend announced his plan Tuesday to help firefighters and first responders who assisted with the fires at the 22nd annual House Full of...
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Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan greets people and hands out food for Thanksgiving to members of the community in Wilmington, N.C., Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
November 20, 2018 - 4:45 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan returned to his hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina and met with some hurricane victims who benefited from his $2 million donation. Stephanie Parker, her husband and four young children spent nearly months living in shelters provided by the American Red...
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November 18, 2018 - 12:05 pm
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Singer and albino activist Salif Keita has dedicated a benefit concert to a 5-year-old albino girl who was kidnapped, tortured and killed in Mali in May. The Saturday night concert followed a forum on protecting albino people in Africa that Keita assembled. More than 100...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2018 file photo, Miley Cyrus, left, and Liam Hemsworth arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Though Cyrus and Hemsworth lost their home in the deadly wildfire blazing California, they are donating $500,000 to The Malibu Foundation through Cyrus’ charity, The Happy Hippie Foundation. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, FIle)
November 13, 2018 - 12:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Though Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth lost their home in a deadly California wildfire, they are donating $500,000 to The Malibu Foundation through Cyrus' charity, The Happy Hippie Foundation. A Cyrus representative tells The Associated Press that the couple's "community and state...
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October 04, 2018 - 1:55 pm
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service has reinstated the tax-exempt status of a nonprofit operated by white nationalist Richard Spencer, who has been banned from using mainstream online platforms to raise money. Spencer's Alexandria, Virginia-based National Policy Institute Inc...
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September 23, 2018 - 11:03 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — When Will Smith turns 50 this week, he will jump head-first into the big milestone. The "Fresh Prince" actor plans to bungee jump from a helicopter on Tuesday over an Arizona gorge near the Grand Canyon. Smith's camp has also made the event a charity fundraiser by holding a...
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