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June 15, 2017

Daily News Roundup: Congressional Charity Ballgame to Go On

Congress to Play Ball for Charity Despite Shooting: The annual Congressional Baseball Game will take place as scheduled tonight despite Wednesday’s gun attack on Rep. Steve Scalise and other team members practicing for the event in Alexandria, Va., ESPN reports. The inter-party contest at Nationals Park in Washington will raise money for the Washington Literacy Center and other local nonprofits.

Harvard’s First Woman President Announces Departure: Drew Faust will step down next June, reports The Chronicle of Higher Education. Ms. Faust, a Civil War historian, has led Harvard through a tumultuous decade that included a steep drop in its endowment following the 2008 financial crash, a record-setting capital campaign, and controversies over gender, race, and class issues at the world’s wealthiest university.

San Diego Tops Watchdog’s Ranking of Philanthropic Communities: The Southern California city unseated Houston, which had been No. 1 for the past two years in Charity Navigator’s annual survey of nonprofits’ financial health and transparency in the country’s 30 largest metropolitan areas, the Times of San Diego writes. St. Louis, Tampa/St. Petersburg, and Dallas rounded out the top five.

Experts See Red Flags in Mo. Campaign Getting Charity Donor List: The Kansas City Star looks at the legal and tax issues raised by the controversy over a list of contributors to the veterans nonprofit the Mission Continues that ended up in the hands of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens’s political operation. Mr. Greitens led the organization before running for governor.

Charity to Invest $638 Million in Drug Royalties for Research: British medical-research group LifeArc said it will channel proceeds from sales of Keytruda, a blockbuster cancer drug it helped develop, into work on personalized cancer treatments, neuroscience, and other areas of biomedicine, Bloomberg writes.

Carlos Slim Charity to Team With U.S. on Curbing Crime and Migration: The Mexican telecom billionaire’s foundation is set to unveil an agreement Friday with the U.S. Agency for International Development on efforts to improve crime prevention and economic opportunity in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador, where poverty and drug-fueled violence are driving northward migration, according to Reuters. Read a 2012 Chronicle profile of Mr. Slim.