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November 17, 2016

Daily News Roundup: Bill and Melinda Gatesto Get Presidential Medal of Freedom

Gateses Awarded Top U.S. Civilian Honor: The White House cited the Gates Foundation’s $36 billion in grant making to fight poverty and disease in listing the couple among this year’s 21 winners of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to be bestowed by President Obama on November 22, The Seattle Times reports.

Congressional Panel Calls for Smithsonian Museum Devoted to Women: The American Museum of Women’s History should be on or near the National Mall and would be built with $150 million to $180 million in private support, according to a report by a commission empaneled by Congress in 2014 to assess the project, Reuters writes.

Federal Report Says L.A. Has Most Chronically Homeless: The city has more than 13,000 chronically homeless people, 95 percent of whom live outdoors, the Los Angeles Times reports, citing new Department of Housing and Urban Development figures. Los Angeles, Seattle, Dallas, and Washington, D.C., reported the biggest increases in chronic homelessness in the annual survey.

Trump Win a Fundraising Boon for Major Green Groups: With the president-elect vowing to roll back environmental regulations, the Sierra Club is signing up new monthly donors at nine times the pace of a year ago, Bloomberg writes. The Environmental Defense Fund and the Natural Resources Defense Council also report big gains. Read a Chronicle article about fundraising by groups opposing the incoming Trump administration’s agenda.

Pinkerton Foundation Turns 50 and Emerges From Shadows: The grant maker, born from the family fortune derived from the famous Pinkerton detective agency, has quietly given more than $300 million to New York City children’s organizations since its inception in 1966, writes The New York Times.