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Top fundraisers get big salaries at charities

Top fundraisers get big salaries

Raising money for charity has become lucrative work. A study of 280 nonprofits released Monday by the Chronicle of Philanthropy shows that nearly 30 top fundraisers have been earning more than $500,000, and at least two surpassed the $1 million mark. The data were from 2011, the most recent year for which data were available. The top pay — more than $1.2 million — went to Anne McSweeney, campaign director at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Also, Susan Feagin earned more than $1 million as the top fundraiser at New York's Columbia University. Most of the top salaries were paid by universities and hospital systems.

Some Chinese cops now carry guns

A quarter of the police in Shanghai began carrying guns during routine patrols for the first time this week as part of a China-wide boost in police firepower following a deadly mass knifing blamed on Xinjiang separatists. Ordinary police in China generally don't carry firearms, and none of the officers patrolling the train station in the southwestern city of Kunming on March 1 was armed when at least five assailants began hacking at victims with long knives. Before armed reinforcements arrived, the assailants had killed 29 people and wounded more than 140. China also plans to introduce armed police patrols in several other major cities.

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12 States, including Florida, that still have anti­sodomy laws on the books 10 years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled they are unconstitutional, according to the Human Rights Campaign, a national gay rights organization

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