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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.
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Melinda Gates
Melinda Gates announced late August 21, 2006 that she is stepping down from the board of Bellevue, Washington-based Drugstore.com Inc., an online seller of health, vision and pharmaceutical products. Melinda resigned in order to spend more time running the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she serves as co-chair with husband and Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Melinda had been on the board since 1999. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen/FILE)
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Melinda Ann French (born August 15, 1964), later known as Melinda French Gates, is an American philanthropist and wife of Bill Gates. She is the co-founder and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and a former unit manager for several Microsoft products such as Publisher, Microsoft Bob, Encarta, and Expedia.

Melinda was born in Dallas, Texas to Raymond Joseph French, Jr., an engineer, and Elaine Agnes Amerland, a homemaker. Gates was raised as a Roman Catholic and attended St. Monica Catholic School, where she was the top student in her class year. She graduated as valedictorian from Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 1982. Gates earned a bachelor's degree in computer science and economics from Duke University in 1986 and an MBA from Duke's Fuqua School of Business in 1987, where she was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.

Shortly thereafter, she joined Microsoft and participated in the development of many of Microsoft’s multimedia products including Publisher, Microsoft Bob, Encarta, and Expedia.

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