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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal sues Obama over Common Core

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal sues Obama over Common Core

BATON ROUGE, La., Aug. 27 (UPI) --Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal called the Common Core standards an attempt "to strip away states' rights," as he sued President Obama on Wednesday.
Frances Burns
Massachusetts startup developing remote-controlled birth control implant

Massachusetts startup developing remote-controlled birth control implant

BOSTON, July 7 (UPI) --MicroCHIPS, a Massachusetts-based startup, has developed a hormonal contraceptive chip that can be implanted under the skin and controlled by wireless remote.
Kate Stanton
German Chancellor Angela Merkel tops Forbes' world's most powerful women list...again

German Chancellor Angela Merkel tops Forbes' world's most powerful women list...again

WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) --German Chancellor Angela Merkel tops Forbes' 2014 list of the world's 100 most powerful women for the fourth year in a row.
Aileen Graef
Senators seek assurances from HHS nominee Burwell

Senators seek assurances from HHS nominee Burwell

WASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) --Senators questioned Sylvia Mathews Burwell on how she planned to work with Congress if confirmed as secretary of Health and Human Services.
Gabrielle Levy
Sheryl Sandberg and her husband pledge half of their fortune to charity

Sheryl Sandberg and her husband pledge half of their fortune to charity

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 13 (UPI) --Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is the latest to join The Giving Pledge, promising that she will give half of her $1 billion fortune to charity.
Aileen Graef
Senators praise Burwell, knock Obamacare at confirmation hearing

Senators praise Burwell, knock Obamacare at confirmation hearing

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) --Sylvia Mathews Burwell appears headed for a smooth confirmation to HHS Secretary as senators lauded her credentials while taking shots at her predecessor.
Gabrielle Levy
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."
Ananth Baliga
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.
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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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