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Michael Bloomberg Launches Democratic Presidential Bid

NEW YORK — Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the world’s richest men, has formally launched a Democratic bid for president. Ending weeks of speculation, the 77-year-old former Republican announced his candidacy Sunday in a...
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Grandson of Indian Immigrants Is Fresno State Ag One President

By Geoff Thurner fresnostatenews.com When Balvinder “Bill” Purewal wakes up every morning, the new Fresno State Ag One Foundation president looks out over a beautiful sunrise on the 40-acre ranch near Selma that has tied his family together for three gen...

Colorful Billionaire H. Ross Perot Dead at 89

DALLAS — H. Ross Perot, the colorful, self-made Texas billionaire who rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty and twice ran for president as a third-party candidate, has died. He was 89. Perot, whose...
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Health Care, Immigration Top Issues at Democrats’ 1st Debate

MIAMI — Ten Democrats railed against a national economy and a Republican administration they argued exist only for the rich as presidential candidates debated onstage for the first time in the young 2020 season, embracing inequality as a defining theme in thei...