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New HHS secretary nominee already under GOP fire

New HHS secretary nominee already under GOP fire

WASHINGTON, April 14 (UPI) -- The new nominee for HHS secretary, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, is already taking fire from Republicans saying that she will use the "numbers" to boost Obamacare.
Aileen Graef
Obama announces budget chief to replace Sebelius [WATCH LIVE]

Obama announces budget chief to replace Sebelius [WATCH LIVE]

WASHINGTON, April 11 (UPI) -- President Obama will nominate budget chief Sylvia Mathews Burwell as the Secretary of Health and Human Services to succeed Kathleen Sebelius.
Gabrielle Levy
Clinton: Politically active women must 'grow skin like a rhinoceros'

Clinton: Politically active women must 'grow skin like a rhinoceros'

NEW YORK, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Women who want to be active in public life must have thick skins, advises former first lady and potential 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

The big givers increased giving in 2013

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Heavyweight U.S. philanthropists, especially those who are living, beefed up their charitable giving in 2013, the Chronicle of Philanthropy said Monday.
Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan named top U.S. philanthropists of 2013

Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan named top U.S. philanthropists of 2013

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Mark Zuckerberg and his wife's $1 billion gift to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2013 made them the top philanthropists of 2013.
Ananth Baliga

Bill Gates opposes cutting foreign aid based on 'myths'

SEATTLE, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates says the United States should not cut aid to poor countries "at the cost of people dying."

Survey: Most young adults worldwide don't have a bank account

WASHINGTON, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Data collected for the World Bank found only 40 percent of younger adults worldwide have a bank account regardless of income or education.
11 innovative condom designs awarded $100,000 of Bill Gates' money

11 innovative condom designs awarded $100,000 of Bill Gates' money

Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The Gates Foundation has announced the winners of a competition to invent the next generation of condoms "that significantly preserves or enhances pleasure, in order to improve uptake and regular use."
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Gates Foundation awards funds for a next generation condom

Gates Foundation awards funds for a next generation condom

SEATTLE, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle awarded $100,000 each to British and South Africa firms to design a better male condom and condom applicator.
Tea Party mobilizing over education standards overhaul

Tea Party mobilizing over education standards overhaul

WASHINGTON, May 31 (UPI) -- Tea Party groups say they're urging Republican governors to rethink supporting a bipartisan plan backed by President Obama to overhaul U.S. public schools.

Miami Dolphins owner pledges to give away $2 billion

MIAMI, May 8 (UPI) -- Miami Dolphins owner Steve Ross has pledged to give half his fortune of $4.4 billion to charity.

Sylvia Matthews Burwell confirmed as head of OMB

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate voted Wednesday with no dissent to confirm Sylvia Matthews Burwell as head of the Office of Management and Budget.
Inefficient health systems keep vaccines from 22 million kids

Inefficient health systems keep vaccines from 22 million kids

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 18 (UPI) -- Inefficient health and delivery systems threaten 22 million children worldwide in need of immunization, World Health Organization officials in Switzerland say.

New game-changing condom sought

SEATTLE, March 26 (UPI) -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle is asking students, scientists and entrepreneurs to design a game-changing next-generation condom.
Obama nominates Burwell, Moniz, McCarthy

Obama nominates Burwell, Moniz, McCarthy

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- President Obama took steps to fill holes in his second-term Cabinet Monday, introducing his nominees for budgetary, energy and environmental positions.

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DNA research seeks vaccine for malaria

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say a vaccine based on genetically engineered DNA could induce an immune response in humans to protect against malaria parasite infection.
Angela Merkel heads list of powerful women

Angela Merkel heads list of powerful women

NEW YORK, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Brazilian President Dilma Roussef head this year's Forbes list of powerful women.
Bill Gates checks up on teachers

Bill Gates checks up on teachers

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Bill and Melinda Gates visited Tampa, Fla., to check on their $100 million investment in Hillsborough County teacher training reform.
Obama's schedule for Monday, July 18

Obama's schedule for Monday, July 18

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama meets with members of Giving Pledge, a private philanthropic campaign, and hosts an education roundtable Monday, the White House said.

Gateses commit $10 billion to vaccines

STOCKHOLM, Switzerland, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates say their foundation will spend a record $10 billion over 10 years to develop vaccines for AIDS and other diseases.

World's poorest will be subject of study

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- One of the world's richest couples, Bill and Melinda Gates, have donated $1.7 million to the University of California for a study of the world's poorest people.
Bloomberg, Gates: $500M to combat smoking

Bloomberg, Gates: $500M to combat smoking

NEW YORK, July 25 (UPI) -- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Microsoft founder Bill Gates said they will invest $500 million to help governments in developing countries combat tobacco.
Bill Gates punches clock for last time

Bill Gates punches clock for last time

REDMOND, Wash., June 27 (UPI) -- Friday is the last day at work at Microsoft for Bill Gates, one of the must iconic success stories in the history of the U.S. business world.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 25, 2008.
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