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Trump Foundation Agrees To Shutter Amid Investigation - 

President Trump's charitable foundation is dissolving after the New York Attorney General said it exhibited a "shocking pattern of illegality."

The Trump foundation will give away all of its assets to other non-profits that are approved of by AG Barbara Underwood’s in the next 30 days. Underwood's Office says this agreement will not stop the lawsuit filed against the foundation.

Allegations include misspending the charity’s money, using it for person items, and also for the president’s campaign. The agreement would bar Trump and his three oldest children from sitting on any charity’s board.

Trump started the foundation in 1987, years before he became a presidential candidate. He attempted to close it as a candidate in 2016, but the AG’s office stopped that because of the investigation. 

Source: Washington Post


Administration Gives Travel Waiver To Mom OF Dying Yemeni Boy -

The Trump Administration is giving a Yemeni mother a waiver from the travel ban so she can visit her dying son in Oakland.

The lawyer representing Shaima Swileh says she is getting a presidential proclamation that allows her to travel to the U.S. to see her two-year-old boy, Abdullah Hassan, before he's taken off life support. The boy has a rare brain disease and has been hospitalized at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital for five-months.

The director of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project says the media coverage made all the difference and if not for that, Swileh would not have gotten to see her son.

During that time, his parents have been pleading for the waiver of the travel ban on citizens of Yemen, Iran, Libya, Somalia and Syria. The boy’s father is an American and lives in California.

Source: New York Times


Lifestyle

Bad gifts … A survey by Groupon found that Americans receive an average of 3 bad gifts every holiday season. The average American will spend about $185 on bad gifts this season – with men outspending women in the bad gift department by about $42. And according to the survey, 35 percent of respondents said that getting a bad gift permanently affects their opinion of the person who gave it to them.

So who gives the best and worst gifts? According to the survey, our partners give us the best gifts, while our siblings give us the worst.

Want to avoid giving a bad gift? Survey respondents say steer clear of wrinkle cream, a scale, exercise equipment, underwear and cleaning supplies.

And if you want to give a great gift, the survey found that these are the most memorable gifts: clothing/apparel, dinner at a restaurant, electronics, a spa day and a trip/getaway. (SWNS)


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