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December 22, 2016

Daily News Roundup: Eric Trump to Stop Fundraising for His Foundation

Donald Trump's Son Says He Will Eschew Charity Solicitations: Amid controversies over the Trump children's charitable activities, Eric Trump — whose namesake nonprofit has raised millions for research on childhood cancer — told The New York Times he recognizes his father's imminent presidency makes such fundraising a potential ethical "quagmire."

Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr. have also been removed as directors of the Opening Day Foundation, a new Texas group that made a now-withdrawn offer to big donors of time with the new president, reports CNNMoney.

Supposed Rights Group in Qatar May Have Spied on Real Activists: Forbes unravels evidence that Voiceless Victims, an organization ostensibly advocating for migrant workers building facilities for the 2022 soccer World Cup in Qatar, was a fake charity and a possible front for surveillance of genuine nonprofits raising awareness of labor abuses in the Middle East country.

U.S. Universities Reap 2016 Windfall From Chinese Donors: A $115 million gift to the California Institute of Technology earlier this month from Chinese internet moguls Chen Tianqiao and Chrissy Luo capped a year that saw their compatriots step up giving to American colleges, writes University World News, which covers global higher education.

Mich. Says Fundraising Firms's Donation Bins Mislead Consumers: The state's attorney general issued a cease-and-desist order against Golden Recyclers, alleging that clothing donations the solicitation company collects at hundreds of Detroit-area receptacles do not benefit charity, the Detroit Free Press reports.