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Michael Bloomberg

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  • New York City mayor promotes plan for struggling schools

    Mayor Bill de Blasio promoted his plan to boost the performance of struggling schools by providing extra support during a visit to a Queens high school Thursday. De Blasio said Richmond Hill High School is improving since it was added to a list of 94...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Charter school group is political force in L.A. Unified board election

    Charter school group is political force in L.A. Unified board election
    Los Angeles mayors once played the role of kingmaker in school board elections. Both Richard Riordan and Antonio Villaraigosa took on the teachers union, leading campaigns to raise money for favored candidates. When those candidates won, the mayors...
  • New York City, Orthodox Jews reach deal on circumcision ritual

    New York City, Orthodox Jews reach deal on circumcision ritual
    New York City on Tuesday reached a tentative agreement with members of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community over a tradition known as oral suction circumcision. Health officials have linked 17 cases of infant herpes since 2000 to the ancient ritual of...