• This Sept. 10, 2014, file photo shows former Providence, R.I., Mayor Buddy Cianci, who died at age 74 on Jan. 28, 2016, in Providence.  Cianci held office for more than 21 years, but was forced from his seat twice due to felonies. He left behind several ventures, including his self-branded pasta sauce, a scholarship fund and plans for a library to house 40 years’ worth of memorabilia. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

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    WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — When former Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci (see-AN’-see) died unexpectedly in January, he left behind several charitable and business ventures, including his self-branded pasta sauce, a scholarship fund and plans for a library to house 40 years’ worth of memorabilia.

  • House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 17, 2016, following a House Republican caucus meeting. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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