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January 30, 2017

Daily News Roundup: Faith-Based Resettlement Charities Decry Trump Order

Refugee Charities Say Trump's Ban Clashes With Faith Mission: Several religious nonprofits that help migrants resettle say the president's executive order temporarily barring refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries goes against their interpretation of God's commandments, but some evangelical organizations that have supported Mr. Trump say they do not see the restrictions as a biblical issue, NPR reports. See a Chronicle article on the nonprofit response to the president's order on refugees.

SC Johnson Executive Gives $150 Million to Cornell: The university's business school will be renamed the SC Johnson College of Business in honor of the gift from the household-products manufacturer and its chief executive, Cornell alumnus H. Fisk Johnson, The Wall Street Journal (subscription) writes. The donation will support the school's endowment and a scholarship program and includes a match that could raise its ultimate value to $300 million.

Gay Republican Group Committed to Working with Trump Administration: The Log Cabin Republicans, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit, has emerged as the primary LGBT advocacy group with access to the Trump White House, The Washington Blade reports. The Human Rights Campaign and other national gay-rights groups largely supported Hillary Clinton's candidacy and political observers expect them to have little pull with the new administration and federal agencies that oversee issues affecting LGBT people.