Individual Giving

OLYMPIA, Wash. - The state that produced America's richest man has never taken a cut of its residents' income.

NEW YORK - One of the investors in a proposed Islamic center near ground zero is a Long Island medical clinic owner whose expressions of sympathy for Palestinians included a donation to a charity later shut down for links to Hamas.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A Malaysian billionaire embroiled in a controversy over launching a sports betting operation has pledged to donate his initial earnings to charity in a bid to deflect growing criticism that the plan will promote gambling in the Muslim-majority country.

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court says it will consider ending a lawsuit that challenges Arizona's tax breaks for donations for private school scholarships.

WASHINGTON - The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced the largest private donation in its history Monday - a $22.5 million gift from Dick and Betsy DeVos to endow a management training program for arts leaders.
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