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Bush ties Katrina, faith-based programs

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Here are the top nonprofit stories reported elsewhere:

* President Bush is using Hurricane Katrina to push his idea that private and religious charities can deliver some types of aid better than big federal programs, the Boston Globe reported Sept. 7.

* Wealthy nations pledged $3.7 billion to replenish the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, a total that fell short of the $7.1 billion the Global Fund said it needs for 2006-07, and that sparked a fight over whether the U.S. is pulling its weight, The Wall Street Journal reported Sept. 7.

* The impact of Hurricane Katrina on poor people made it politically unattractive for the Senate to vote this week on repealing the estate tax, and while a vote is possible later in the session, its defeat then could spur a deal to cut estate tax rates by two-thirds, The New York Times reported Sept. 9.

* Missouri has launched a website for visitors to check on charities and their status in the state, ResearchBuzz reported Sept. 7.

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