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Bloomberg: 9/11 museum needs federal money

May 16, 2014
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — 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.

The museum was dedicated Thursday in a ceremony attended by President Barack Obama.

It will cost $24 but is free to rescue workers and the families of those killed in the terror attacks.

Bloomberg is the museum's chairman.

He said in a Fox interview Friday the museum tried unsuccessfully to obtain federal money to help defray costs.

He urged people to contact Congress to complain.

He also defended the decision to house unidentified victims' remains in the museum structure.

Bloomberg also said he won't run for president. He says there is "no room" for a third-party candidate.

The independent served 12 years as mayor.



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