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Baseball GM Crowdfunding For Life

We’ve learned that in baseball, players are fungible. But what about management? Washington Nationals’ Doug Harris, the team’s assistant general manager and vice president of player personnel, has leukemia and can’t afford the $400,000 treatments on his big league salary … Continue reading

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Trouble in Crowdfunding Parad-Ice

Nothing like a messy divorce in the world of amateur ice skating to create crowdfunding havoc. When the duo of Min Yu-ra and Alexander Gamelin began their quest for Olympic gold, Gamelin’s parents set up a charity crowdfunding campaign to … Continue reading

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Statue of Liberty Crowdfunding Museum

Just in time for Independence Day, the Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation (where a lot of immigrants entered the country) is starting a new crowdfunding campaign to pay for the completion of a new museum on the island. The … Continue reading

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Rapper Crowdfunding To Sue Actor

Tabloid news: Rapper Azealea Banks wants you to donate to her crowdfunding page so she can sue actor Russell Crowe. Although not rising to a MeToo incident, she claims that Mr. Crowe assaulted her at a party in 2016. And … Continue reading

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CA Couple Crowdfunds Legal Representation For Immigrants

It is one of the largest social movements in United States history – the backlash against the Administration’s (now reversed) policy of separating immigrant children from their parents. A couple in California, after seeing a heart wrenching photo of an … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Helps Cut Rape Kit Backlog

Some of the money raised by the #MeToo movement could go to prosecuting years, sometimes decades, old rape crimes. In Texas, the backlog of untested rape kits was 20,000 in 2011, some going back to the 1980’s. The state passed … Continue reading

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Grandma Strangles Bobcat; Crowdfunds Rabies Shots

Sometimes you just gotta report on the unusual. A grandmother in Georgia is crowdfunding her medical care after strangling a bobcat to death. When she went out to take a photo (of the mountain lion?), the cat, who was rabid, … Continue reading

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