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Michael Bloomberg

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  • Secular de Blasio sows confusion as New York pre-K allows prayer

    NEW YORK For someone unaffiliated with any church, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has become an unlikely advocate for the religious, from supporting the right of Orthodox Jews to use oral suction during circumcision to closing schools on Muslim holidays....
  • Michael Bloomberg, Bill Gates launch anti-tobacco legal fund

    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates are launching a fund to help low- and middle-income countries fight often long and expensive legal battles with the tobacco industry. The newly created Anti-Tobacco Trade...
  • Irish and UK seek to strip Marlboro Man decade after first ban

    DUBLIN Ireland, ground zero in the battle against smoking, and the U.K. are firing the first shots in Europe's latest war on tobacco, one that may ultimately end up being fought by lawyers. Cigarettes will be sold in unbranded, olive green packets...
  • Virginia state Senate races poised to be big-dollar affairs

    Minutes after the 2015 legislative session was complete, Gov. Terry McAuliffe told reporters he was going to make sure the partisan makeup of next year's session would be different. The Democratic governor predicted his party was going to retake...
  • Cardinal Dolan: The church thanks God for Cardinal Egan

    Cardinal Edward Egan was God's servant and worked tirelessly for parishes, charities, health care and education, Cardinal Timothy Dolan said Tuesday at a funeral Mass for one of the most powerful prelates in the global Roman Catholic Church. Dolan told...
  • 'Guns in school' bills move ahead despite protests

    'Guns in school' bills move ahead despite protests
    TALLAHASSEE – Lawmakers are shooting for looser restrictions on firearms – and so far, their bills are finding favor in the capital despite opposition from campus groups. A shooting at Florida State University in November prompted...
  • Comedian Jay Leno makes comeback in Israel for award show

    Jay Leno is making a comeback — in Israel. The late-night legend says he will return to Israel in June to host the award ceremony for the second annual "Genesis Prize." Leno also hosted the inaugural ceremony last year for what is billed as "the...
  • Mayor to NYC business leaders: Start pay at $13 an hour

    Mayor Bill de Blasio, promoting his message of income equality and empowering the less fortunate, pressed influential New York City business leaders on Thursday to raise their workers' starting pay to $13 an hour. The liberal mayor made his call in front...
  • NYC public schools to close on 2 Muslim holidays

    The nation's largest public school system will observe the two most important Muslim holidays starting next fall, a policy change hailed Wednesday by Islamic leaders in New York City. Under the new policy, the city's 1.1 million-pupil public school...
  • Out of the Blue: Time to get downtown's heart pumping

    As I write this column, I'm sitting in a hospital bed recovering from a minor heart procedure. So hearts are very much on my mind. Everyone needs a healthy one. As do communities. The heart of a community can be public spaces, plazas, piazzas, squares,...
  • NYC's 311 hotline gets 200 millionth call

    New York City's 311 hotline has fielded its 200 millionth phone call. The landmark call came in at 7:24 a.m. on Friday. It was a heat and hot water complaint in Queens. City officials said it was received by operator Quintin Rudd. He's taken more than...