Vincent A. "Buddy" Cianci in front of Providence City Hall in 2002, headed to the federal courthouse after being indicted on bribery and extortion charges. Cianci died Thursday at 74. Stew Milne/AP hide caption

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Former Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci speaks with reporters moments after announcing he will again run for mayor. Cianci, who made the announcement June 24 on WPRO-AM, was mayor for 21 years - longer than anyone else. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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