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January 24, 2017

Daily News Roundup: Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative Acquires Tool to Aid Research

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Acquires Tool to Aid Scientific Research: Mark Zuckerberg and Pricilla Chan’s limited-liability company has bought Meta, a company that helps scientists find the latest academic research, reports Bloomberg. Read more about the couple's efforts to cure diseases.

Trump Cuts U.S. Aid to Foreign Nonprofits That Provide Abortions: President Trump on Monday signed an executive order reinstating a rule first instituted during the Reagan administration that blocks federal aid to foreign nonprofit groups that perform or offer information about abortions, according to The Washington Post.

Nonprofit Sues Trump for Violating the Constitution, Saying Its Finances Are Being Hurt: Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington is suing President Trump for violating the Constitution when he leases office space on his properties to foreign governments. The nonprofit group says it has the right to sue because it’s been hurt financially by having to shift its resources to deal with his conflicts of interest, reports NPR.

Arnold Foundation Grants Take Aim at "Bad Science": John and Laura Arnold set out to “fix science” by supporting researchers who question the validity of their peers’ experiments, writes Wired. Read more about John and Laura Arnold's giving in our Philanthropy 50 report.

Baltimore Man Donates Auto Shop to Charity: The owner of a Baltimore car-repair business worth $2.5 million donated it to Vehicles for Change, a charity that sells used cars to poor families at low cost, reports CBS Baltimore.