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9/30/2016

Donald Trump's charitable foundation, which has relied entirely on donations from third parties in recent years, reportedly failed to obtain the certification required to collect the money or to submit required annual audits, in violation of New York law. The report, which comes as New York's attorney general investigates allegations of self-dealing by Trump, could lead to the Trump Foundation having to refund all the donations it collected.

9/30/2016

Donald Trump fired off a flurry of tweets today, calling former Miss Universe Alicia Machado "disgusting," urging his supporters to "check out" an alleged sex tape and accusing Hillary Clinton, without evidence, of improperly helping Machado to gain citizenship. "The Clinton campaign could not have asked for more. ... They wanted to make this an issue, and he is cooperating in that project," said former Barack Obama strategy chief David Axelrod.

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Politico, FoxNews.com
9/30/2016

Hillary Clinton reportedly stays trim by following a high-fat diet involving avocado smoothies, bags of lettuce, butter-spiked coffee and wine ice cream. The diet was conceived by Dr. Mark Hyman, director of functional medicine at the Cleveland Clinic.

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New York magazine
9/30/2016

The United Nations climate change agreement likely will go into effect in November after the EU environment ministers' vote today to approve the pact. It is expected that the EU will ratify the agreement in about a month.

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EU, climate change, UN, United Nations
9/30/2016

United Nations humanitarian aid chief Stephen O'Brien made an impassioned plea to the Security Council for action to enable aid to be delivered to Syria, especially Aleppo. East Aleppo "is well into its terrible descent into the pitiless and merciless abyss of a humanitarian catastrophe unlike any we have witnessed in Syria," he said.

9/30/2016

Sudanese government troops destroyed Darfur villages, abused civilians and may have used chemical weapons in attacks on the region, says Amnesty International. United Nations peacekeepers were prevented from accessing the area to provide help, the group contends.

9/30/2016

The Salvation Army of Greater Cleveland is on track to finish construction on four facilities by November and has raised $32.2 million of the $35 million needed for the project. "The Salvation Army corporate actually took a risk on greater Cleveland by allowing us to start construction before we had the bulk of the money in, because we had made a promise to the community that we were going to do this," said Major Lurlene Johnson, divisional secretary for Greater Cleveland area services.

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Salvation Army
9/30/2016

Taking a holistic approach to goal setting and seeking out cross-functionality are among six leadership trends that can benefit nonprofit leaders, according to the Forbes Nonprofit Council. For example, "cloud-based services connect the entire organization and allow leadership to constantly connect with their full-time and volunteer teams," according to Sean McIntosh of Bunker Labs KC.

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Forbes
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9/30/2016

The benefits of using social media outweigh the negatives, but there are still at least 12 issues nonprofit leaders should be aware of, according to this piece. Among these are the fact that nonprofits get just 3% organic reach on Facebook, some social media platforms have no tangible return on investment and managing social media content can be a challenging job involving negative images and unhappy people.

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social media, Facebook
9/29/2016

Donald Trump knowingly violated the Cuban trade embargo, doing business on the island and seeking to conceal his activities by channeling payments through a third party, while vowing to Cuban-Americans that he would never spend money in Castro-controlled Cuba, according to a Newsweek report. The news could shake Trump's standing among Florida's Cuban-Americans, hitherto a crucial bastion of Hispanic support for the GOP candidate.

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Donald Trump, Cuba, trade embargo, GOP, Florida