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  • FILE - This undated file photo released by The Carlyle Group shows David M. Rubenstein. Billionaire philanthropist David Rubenstein is making a second $10 million gift in less than six months to the Kennedy Center in Washington to help reach younger and more economically diverse audiences. The gift announced Tuesday makes Rubenstein of Bethesda, Md., the largest single donor in the center's history with donations totaling $23 million. Rubenstein became the center's chairman last year and is co-founder of the Carlyle Group.  (AP Photo/The Carlyle Group, File )  NO SALES

    Rubenstein gives 2nd $10 million to Kennedy Center

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  • ** FILE **  File photo released by The Carlyle Group shows David M. Rubenstein.  (AP Photo/The Carlyle Group, File )

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