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August 10, 2017

Daily News Roundup: Groups Fighting Teen Pregnancy Set to Lose Millions

$89 Million Teen-Pregnancy Program on Trump Chopping Block: Some 80 organizations that provide education about abstinence, contraception, and sexually transmitted diseases would lose federal funding next year under the White House budget plan, which calls for eliminating the Obama administration’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program, writes The New York Times.

Bay Area Charity Ousts Socialite Director Amid Spending Revelations: The board of Helpers Community, which sells high-end couture and accessories to fund programs for the developmentally disabled, forced out longtime leader Joy Bianchi, a prominent San Francisco fashion figure who for years received more in compensation and expenses than the nonprofit spent on mission-related grants, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

ACLU Sues D.C. Metro System Over Rejection of Advocacy Ads: The transit network’s policy restricting “issues-oriented” advertisements runs afoul of the First Amendment, the American Civil Liberties Union contends in a suit citing Metro’s rejection of ads from animal-welfare charity PETA, nonprofit abortion provider Carafem, right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, and the civil-liberties group itself, reports The Washington Post.

Bake Sales Out as Federal Workplace Drive Goes Fully Automated: The Combined Federal Campaign, the nation’s largest employer-sponsored charity drive, will no longer allow physical fundraising events as it implements a new, centralized payment system that eschews cash gifts in favor of payroll deductions and other electronic donations, The Washington Post writes.

Investor Turns to Parkinson’s Philanthropy After Diagnosis: Health-care venture capitalist Jonathan Silverstein and his wife, Natalie, gave $10 million and raised an additional $6 million to launch a foundation dedicated to developing new treatments for an aggressive form of Parkinson’s disease Mr. Silverstein was found last year to have, CNBC reports.