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August 27th, 2013
10:04 PM ET

Part 2: Millions for charity, peanuts for dying children

A former employee of the Kids Wish Network charity says that when it comes to pictures of seriously ill children charity executives wanted to promote on websites and in brochures,  the sicker the better.

Speaking to CNN in silhouette because he feared reprisals, a man who worked at the Tampa-area charity for nearly a year says he was told that a photograph he had chosen of an ill child, in effect, looked too healthy.  When CNN's Drew Griffin asked him to elaborate, he said, "they want what will make them the most money."

That's just one example from the second of a two part CNN investigation into Kids Wish Network, a charity that according to tax returns has taken in $127 million in donations over the past decade, but spent precious little—less than three per cent in cash—to help dying children.

This was part of a months long investigation with the Center for Investigative Reporting and the Tampa Bay Times. You can also watch part 1 of this report on-line.

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August 27th, 2013
07:00 PM ET

American Journey: Excitement about science growing on college campuses

It was the college convocation speech heard around the world. A Georgia Tech sophomore's excitement about mechanical engineering is lighting up the internet. Video of his speech has gone viral, it is comes during a big push to get more students just as excited about the sciences. Tom Foreman has the story.

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