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Instead of using the president's donations to balance budgets, departments that receive them are putting them to use on smaller projects.
President Donald Trump has donated his second-quarter presidential salary to the Education Department.
The $100,000 donation isn't likely to do much to offset the $9.2 billion in cuts to the department that the president's budget proposes.
But instead of trying to prevent possible budget shortfalls, the departments that have received presidential donations seem to be putting them to more focused uses.
In April, Trump donated his first paycheck — nearly $80,000 — to the National Park Service.
It was announced earlier this month that money is going to be used for restoration projects at Antietam National Battlefield.
The battlefield commemorates a critical victory in the Civil War where Union soldiers managed to turn back the Confederate army's first northern invasion. It is still the single bloodiest one-day battle in American history.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos appears to be following the park service's lead. She says Trump's donation will go toward a STEM-focused camp for students.
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. DeVos is particularly interested in getting girls interested in STEM subjects. She and Ivanka Trump are working together to promote STEM careers to girls.
There is still a lot on the congressional to-do list before the end of the year, impacting everything from wars abroad to airports nationwide.
Advocates say the change could serve as a road map for other states that have failed to expand the program.
There has been an uptick in respiratory illnesses in China, and although the illnesses aren't new viruses, several senators want to restrict travel.
Several African leaders noted their continent's rainforests helped gobble up excess carbon dioxide in the air from other countries.
Fire officials said a security guard who tried to stop the person was burned on his wrist and leg as well.
Three students, all age 20, have been attending colleges in the eastern U.S., and were out for a walk when a man approached them and shot them.