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April 12, 2017

Daily News Roundup: Former Feed the Children CEO Sues Over Ouster

Ex-Feed the Children Head Takes Charity to Court Over Firing: J.C. Watts, a former congressman who was hired early last year as the Oklahoma City-based group's chief executive, claims in a new lawsuit that he was terminated in November for reporting alleged irregularities at the long-troubled anti-hunger nonprofit to state regulators, The Oklahoman writes.

Big Tech Firms Redefining Corporate Social Responsibility: Fast Company examines the way Silicon Valley is rethinking corporations' role in society, focusing on how four companies — Facebook, Salesforce, Airbnb, and Zendesk — are blending into their business propositions social values and their leaders' ideas on what will make the world a better place.

In a wide-ranging interview with the business magazine, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talks about how he views the social-media company's mission, and the good he believes it is doing, as distinct from his philanthropic endeavors with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

Judge Tosses Reagan Foundation's Claim on Late Oilman's Estate: The ruling, which follows the presidential charity's failure to appear at a hearing on the matter earlier this month, ends its legal bid to collect on $960,000 the foundation said Aubrey McClendon still owed on a 2008 pledge when he died last year, reports The Wall Street Journal (subscription).

Fidelity Family Gives Nearly $30 Million to Expand National Parks: Newly filed tax records show the Edward C. Johnson Fund donated $29.7 million in 2015 to the National Park Foundation for land acquisition, The Boston Globe writes. Mr. Johnson is the former head of Fidelity Investments, the finance firm now led by his daughter Abigail.

Yahoo Accused of Fumbling $17 Million Fund for Chinese Dissidents: A lawsuit filed by Chinese political activists claims the tech firm turned a blind eye to millions in misspending by Harry Wu, the late U.S.-based dissident who administered the fund Yahoo established a decade ago to aid people persecuted by China's government, reports The New York Times.