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January 27, 2017

Daily News Roundup: Anne Frank Charity Blasts Trump Refugee Curbs

Nonprofit Launched by Anne Frank’s Father Hits Trump Policies: The head of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect said the president’s executive orders on immigration and refugees are driving America “off a moral cliff,” The Washington Post writes. The nonprofit was founded by Otto Frank, father of the teenage Jewish diarist who died in a Nazi concentration camp.

Trump Refugee Order Hits Home in Mass. City That Welcomes Migrants: The president’s plan to temporarily suspend resettlement programs is raising alarms among nonprofits and other groups serving immigrant communities in Lowell, Mass., which has drawn refugees in droves since the 1970s, writes The New York Times.

Former Gates and Walmart Foundation Executive Tapped to Lead American U.: Ex-Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell will become the first female president of the Washington, D.C., private college, reports The Washington Post. She headed global development programs for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and was president of the Walmart Foundation before joining the Obama administration.

Doctors Without Borders to Resume Aid Work in Somalia: Four years after pulling out amid a wave on attacks on humanitarian workers, the global medical charity is laying plans to again provide services in the East African nation, which has been wracked for decades by conflict and natural disasters, the Associated Press reports.

K.C. Museum Thanks Art Donors With Masterpiece Replicas: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art has quietly expanded the practice since first producing exact digital copies of impressionist works for Henry Bloch to hang in his home where he once displayed the donated originals, The Wall Street Journal (subscription) writes. “Every museum should be offering this service,” said the donor, who co-founded tax-services company H&R Block.