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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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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