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Human Rights

8 Nonprofits Win Big MacArthur Foundation Grants Promoting Justice, Prison Reform And More

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois prison watchdog group and a Montana organization that tracks campaign contributions in 50 states are among the nine winners of the 2015 MacArthur Foundation grants to nonprofit groups.<p>The John Howard Association of Illinois and eight other nonprofits are receiving the …

Nonprofits
Bill Gates

The MacArthur 'Genius' Grants: How They Started

The Wednesday announcement of this year’s recipients of the MacArthur Foundation “genius grants” was big news for cartoonist Alison Bechdel, activist …

Creativity

Where Geniuses Live

A look at the highly mobile lives of MacArthur "Genius Grant" winners.<p>From a 32-year-old neurophysicist to a 71-year-old tech historian, the MacArthur Fellows class of 2014 are a typically diverse lot. Like most of their compatriots, these "Genius Grant" winners were born all over the map. And if …