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  • **FILE** Shannon Richardson is placed into a Titus County Sheriff's car after an initial appearance at the federal building Texarkana, Texas, on June 7, 2013. A federal grand jury has indicted an Richardson, who authorities say sent ricin-laced letters to President Obama and others in an attempt to frame her estranged husband. (Associated Press/The Texarkana Gazette)

    Texas woman who sent ricin to Obama gets 18 years in prison

    A Texas woman who had minor acting roles in film and television has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

  • Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg waits to go on a stage at a news conference of the Genesis Prize Foundation in Jerusalem, Thursday, May 22, 2014. Genesis Prize Foundation announced the selection of Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as the first  Genesis Prize Laureate. In making its selection, the Prize Committee focused on a number of the mayor's qualities as they relate to the Prize criteria.  (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

    Bloomberg: Pro-gun towns must lack roads

    Colorado Springs and Pueblo may not be Paris or London, but they are not quite the rural backwaters that anti-gun activist Michael Bloomberg apparently thinks they are. The former New York City mayor said he was “sorry” about the recalls of two Democratic state senators last year over the state legislature’s passage of gun-control laws, but said the districts in the recall races were so “rural” that “I don’t think there’s roads.”

  • ** FILE ** Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg attends a news conference of the Genesis Prize Foundation in Jerusalem, Thursday, May 22, 2014. Bloomberg said. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

    Bloomberg's gun control group to vet candidates ahead of election

    A gun-control group funded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to start vetting congressional candidates ahead of the 2014 midterm elections, as it looks to ramp up pressure on lawmakers to pass more restrictive gun laws.

  • The New York State Court of Appeals upheld a decision striking down former Mayor Michael Bloomberg's notorious "soda ban" ruling.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    Appeals court closes door on Bloomberg's 'soda ban'

    In the Big Apple, the Big Gulp is now — without question — legally good to go.

  • Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, left, speaks with former President George H. W. Bush, right, during Harvard commencement ceremonies, Thursday, May 29, 2014, in Cambridge, Mass. Both were presented with honorary degrees during the ceremonies. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    Michael Bloomberg blasts Ivy League for 'modern form of McCarthyism,' liberal censorship

    Harvard's class of 2014 got a commencement address by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on 'a modern form of McCarthyism' — at their own university.

  • Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks during a news conference of the Genesis Prize Foundation in Jerusalem, Thursday, May 22, 2014. Bloomberg said Thursday he is honored to be the first recipient of the $1 million Genesis Prize and pledged the money would go to help make the world a better place. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

    AP Interview: Bloomberg plans contest for prize

    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Thursday he is honored to be the first recipient of the $1 million Genesis Prize and pledged the money would go to help make the world a better place.

  • Bloomberg: 9/11 museum needs federal money

    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says those unhappy with the admission charge at the National Sept. 11 Memorial Museum should call their elected officials.

  • ** FILE ** In this Dec. 17, 2012, file photo, then New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at a news conference in New York where he and dozens of shooting survivors and victims' relatives called on Congress and President Obama to tighten gun laws and enforcement. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

    Michael Bloomberg's anti-gun group leader stepping down: It's 'tough grind'

    Mark Glaze, who heads up Mayors Against Illegal Guns — the pet project of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg — said he's done with the group and is stepping down in June.

  • National Rifle Association gun-safety mascot Eddie Eagle stands beside Wayne LaPierre, NRA executive vice president and CEO, during a news conference in Washington on Friday, Feb. 28, 1997, to mark the third anniversary of the Brady Act. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook)

    NRA mom: 'Bloomberg's efforts would leave mothers defenseless'

    It's going to be interesting in Indiana over the next few days. Activists with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America plan three days of protest-themed events in close proximity to the National Rifle Association annual meeting in Indianapolis. An NRA mom has her own response.

  • Finalists named in Bloomberg European city contest

    Amsterdam wants to create an online game to get unemployed young people engaged in finding jobs across Europe. Schaerbeek, Belgium, envisions using geothermal mapping to give households personalized rundowns of steps to save energy. Gdansk, Poland, is proposing to require officials to debate ideas from citizens.

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  • FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2013 file photo, then New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, left, speaks at a news conference in New York where the announcement was made regarding the arrest of 19 people and seizure of 254 guns as part of gun smuggling between the Carolinas and New York. The former mayor, a billionaire and advocate of firearms regulation, plans to spend $50 million this year setting up a new group that will mix campaign contributions with field operations aimed at pulling gun-control supporters to the polls. The new organization, Everytown for Gun Safety, will focus on women, especially mothers, The New York Times reported on its website, Tuesday April 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    Bloomberg plans $50M gun control network

    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend $50 million this year on a new group that will mix campaign contributions with field operations aimed at pulling 1 million gun-control supporters to the polls, he announced Wednesday, adding a new dimension to his long-running fight for tighter firearms regulation.

  • Bloomberg to speak at Williams commencement

    Billionaire businessman and three-term New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been selected to deliver the keynote address at Williams College commencement.

  • Bloomberg defends policies in Couric interview

    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg strongly defended many of his signature policies in a wide-ranging interview with Katie Couric.

  • Bloomberg to speak at Harvard graduation

    Billionaire businessman and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been selected to speak at Harvard University's 2014 commencement exercises, the university announced Wednesday.

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