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Charities thinking twice about galas at Trump's Mar-a-Lago

WASHINGTON - (AP) -- A staple of Palm Beach's high-end philanthropy circuit, the Mar-a-Lago Club boasts rich history, an 800-seat ballroom and ocean views. But some major charities and fundraisers are now concerned with a different feature: the property's owner, Donald Trump.

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Upon reading news that his foundation recently gave $1.5 million to the Stockbridge, MA-based Norman Rockwell Museum, I wondered if George Lucas had a minor epiphany. Maybe he figured it's much easier to cut a check than deal with the legal, logistical, and quasi-imperial entanglements involved with building a museum from scratch.

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The movie stars Thomas Ian Nicholas as Henry Rowengartner, a boy who recovers from an injury with an amazing pitching arm and is recruited by the Chicago Cubs. The comedy also stars Gary Busey as Henry's teammate and reluctant mentor. It's one of those childhood-defining movies.

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Ex-con using Eric Adams ties to push youth program’s bogus claims

An ex-con is using his close ties to Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams to reinvent himself as a bishop overseeing youth mentorship programs — but he hasn’t left all his troubling behavior behind, according to records and associates.

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