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November 02, 2016

Daily News Roundup: N.Y.C. Might Limit Giving to Political Nonprofits

N.Y. Council Weights Limits on Giving to Politicians' Nonprofits: A bill expected to come before the New York City Council this month would put a cap, probably in the hundreds of dollars, on donations from entities that do business with the city to organizations affiliated with an elected official, according to The Wall Street Journal (subscription).

Controversy Flares Around Clinton Foundation’s Haiti Work: BBC News digs into the debate over the charity’s post-earthquake development projects, which Republicans and some Haitian and Haitian-American activists claim benefited business interests and Clinton associates while doing little to advance the country’s recovery.
 
Conn. Judge Rules Museum Can't Keep Sendak Collection: The estate of Maurice Sendak largely prevailed in a legal fight with Philadelphia's Rosenbach Museum and Library, which contended the author and illustrator pledged original drawings and rare books to the institution before his death in 2012, The New York Times writes. Most of a collection that had long been on loan to the museum will go to the Connecticut-based Maurice Sendak Foundation.

Obama Makes Belated Gift to Charity Honoring ISIS Victim: The parents of Kayla Mueller, an aid worker executed early last year by Islamic State militants, tell ABC News the president sent a long-promised donation to their Kayla's Hands Foundation, along with a handwritten note apologizing for the delay.

Nonprofit Newsrooms Take Over Government Watchdog's Data: ProPublica and the Marshall Project will absorb  data sets and other digital projects developed by the Sunlight Foundation to track political, legislative, and criminal-justice activity. The foundation is handing off some of its work promoting government transparency as it negotiates financial straits.