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Elon Musk would have paid $4.6 billion in 2020 under Warren’s wealth tax proposal, data shows

Summary List PlacementElon Musk would have paid $4.6 billion in 2020 under proposals for an "ultra-millionaire" tax, data from tax groups shows. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts proposed the Ultra-Millionaire Tax Act Monday. It would apply an annual 2% tax on individual net worth between $50 million and $1 billion, or 3% on net worth above $1 billion. If this tax had been in place in 2020, Musk would have paid the second most of all Americans, beaten only by departing Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Americans for Tax Fairness (ATF) and the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) Project on Inequality said, basing their calculations on Forbes data. Musk would be followed by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the groups said. The nation's roughly 650 billionaires ha...

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Man charged with murder in East Chicago stabbing

A man was charged with fatally stabbing another man Feb. 28, 2021 in East Chicago, Indiana. | File photoEdward Veal, 51, of Gary, Indiana was charged with fatally stabbing Frank L. Fields. A man is facing murder charges after stabbing another man to death Sunday in East Chicago, Indiana. Officers responded to reports of a stabbing about 1:40 a.m. in the 1000 block of West 151st Street and found Frank L. Fields, 27, of Gary, outside on the ground, according to East Chicago police. Fields was transported to St. Catherine Hospital where he was later pronounced dead, police said. Edward Veal, 51, of Gary was charged Monday with Fields murder, police said. Veal was in a dating relationship with Fields’ mother, according to police. Veal remains held at East Chicago jail awaiting transport...

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Miss Manners: I think I deserved more attention at the wedding

DEAR MISS MANNERS: A cousin’s child was married this weekend. It was delayed because of the pandemic. I am over 65, but this wedding was very important to me, so I attended. I had to drive 800 miles each way. The lodging was expensive. I gave them a nice present. I had visited his family regularly, and they visited me frequently, so I wasn’t just a random guest. At the rehearsal dinner, I was sitting with three of his mother’s siblings who had traveled as far as I had. He and his intended visited with every table but spent only about five minutes with us before they were off. The wedding was lovely, but because of the virus, there was no receiving line. The wedding party was outside getting pictures taken till dinner was ready and the groom’s father went out and told them that was enough p

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Brothers savagely beaten ‘after asking lockdown party revellers to quieten down’

The brothers said they feared for their lives as the revellers rained down blows (Picture: BPM Media)Footage has emerged of two brothers being savagely beaten after allegedly asking neighbours to keep the noise down at an illegal lockdown party. Abdul Hafiz, 44, and Abdulla Al Mamun, 38, were repeatedly punched and kicked, and claim the eldest was ‘battered with a broken fence panel and knockedunconscious’. Mr Hafiz said he heard ‘shouting, loud music and destruction’ coming from the property in the Palfrey area of Walsall, West Midlands, and asked guests there to ‘quieten down’. He says the situation ‘became hostile’, after which his younger brother ran to his aid, but a large group of males exited the property and surrounded them. CCTV shows them striking the brothers while...

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Ant Middleton denies ‘joking about having sex with female contestant’ after SAS: Who Dares Wins axe

Ant Middleton has denied allegations against him (Picture: Pete Dadds)Ant Middleton has strongly denied claims he ‘joked about having sex with a female contestant’ on SAS: Who Dares Wins after it was announced he was leaving the Channel 4 show.  The adventurer, 40, hit back at claims that the reason he was ‘axed’ from the show was because someone had overheard him make an allegedly lewd comment to a female contestant which was picked up on his microphone.  A spokesperson for Ant told MailOnline: ‘Ant has worked on TV sets around the world for many years and has never at any point been accused of speaking inappropriately by anyone.  ‘He has only ever been informed of these allegations, which he wholeheartedly and emphatically rejects, via the media.  ‘If anyone felt that he did

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Gun dealer who stashed weapons in three-year-old daughter’s bedroom is jailed

Darren Dixon, 32, admitted his love of guns had turned into an addiction (Picture: NCA)An online firearms dealer who was ‘addicted’ to guns has been jailed after an host of weapons were found in his home, including in his three-year-old daughter’s bedroom. Darren Dixon, 32, was caught with 26 firearms, along with explosives, gunpowder, ammunition, smoke grenades, blades and garrottes at his home in Kentish Town, North London. Officers also found fake Metropolitan Police and Interpol warrant card IDs, a counterfeit search warrant, Met body armour and a rejected application to join the force in the October 2019 raid. Dixon kept five handguns with loaded magazines, a sawn-off shotgun and a pump-action shotgun in his daughter’s bedroom, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said. He was

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Oprah ‘took up to £6,500,000’ for royal interview but Meghan and Harry weren’t paid

Audiences in 69 countries across the world will tune into the ‘no-holds-barred’ interview (Picture: CBS/REX)CBS is paying Oprah Winfrey up to £6.5 million ($9 million) for her explosive interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – but the royal couple isn’t getting a penny, sources claim. The US network is believed to have forked out between £5 million ($7 million) and £6.5 million ($9 million) in license fees to the chat show host’s production company Harpro Productions. Representatives for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex say they are not being paid and are not receiving a financial donation for a charity of their choice. The two-hour special – which was recently extended by half an hour – was originally pitched to NBC and ABC as well as CBS, The Wall Street Journal reports. ...

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Sculptor’s giant converted warehouse with roof terrace and art studio for sale

Think of all the things you could do with that space (Picture: pedderproperty metro.co.uk)A sculptor is selling his huge converted warehouse, which comes complete with a roof garden and 2,117 sq ft studio. The property was built in 1860, and is certainly unique. All told, it has four bedrooms and over 4,200 sq ft to its name. Owned (for now) by, artist and sculptor David Mach, the massive studio sits on the ground floor. The living room/kitchen/dining area looks so large you’d need a megaphone to be heard by someone on the other side of the room. The working fireplace was designed by Mach himself, and there’s even a soundproof studio. The kitchen and dining area (Picture: pedderproperty) The main bedroom (Picture: pedderproperty)The roomy bathroom has a small balcony,...

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Joanna Lumley insists she won’t be watching bombshell Meghan Markle and Prince Harry interview

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Oprah interview is airing on Sunday (Picture: CBS)Joanna Lumley insists she won’t be watching Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s upcoming Oprah Winfrey interview. Teaser clips of the bombshell chat have been released, with one showing the Duchess claiming the Royal Family were ‘perpetuating falsehoods’ about the couple. Many have been left divided over the footage, with Meghan’s Suits co-star Patrick Adams penning a scathing defence of his pal. During an appearance on The Last Leg, Joanna stated that the public squabbling ‘spreads hatefulness’ and makes everyone take sides. Sharing her upset on Friday’s instalment of the Channel 4 series, the Absolutely Fabulous star said: ‘I just hate squabbling in public, I really hate it actually.  ‘It sort

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Cottage inside the gothic abbey where Lord Byron once lived up for sale for £480,000

The Archway cottage, set within a Grade-II listed gothic abbey, is up for sale (Picture: Holden Copley via OnTheMarket)Literary types, here’s some property porn you’ll really like. After all, if you dream of writing in your own countryside cottage, you can’t get much better than one in the Grade-II listed gothic abbey where Lord Byron once lived. The cottage – which is positioned towards the top of the watchtower – sits within a larger property in the grounds of Newstead Abbey, in Nottinghamshire. It’s called The Archway, and forms the front end of the property, including the arch and the tower. And it’s now on sale by Holden Copley via OnTheMarket, with a guide price of £480,000. The Abbey – which dates back to the 12th Century – was occupied by Byron on and off until

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2 men wanted for robbery, carjacking in Rogers Park

Police are searching for two men in connection to March 2021 robberies in Rogers Park | Sun-Times file photoThe men stole items from a reail store March 1 in the 1700 block of West Howard Avenue. Police are searching for two men wanted in connection with several robberies reported in the Rogers Park neighborhood. In each robbery, the men entered a retail store and stole several items from inside before fleeing in a gray-colored car, Chicago police said. On one occasion, after the men fled from a store, they approached a person and demanded their vehicle at gunpoint. The robberies happened: March 1 in the 1700 block of West Howard Avenue; March 1 in the 2000 block of West Lunt Avenue; and March 3 in the 6000 block of North Western Avenue. One man, between 17 and 21 years old, was see...

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Queen ‘hasn’t been given advance copy’ of Meghan and Harry’s Oprah interview

The royals will watch the interview at the same time as everyone else (Picture: AP/Getty)The Queen and other royals have not had an ‘advance copy’ of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, it has emerged. Palace aides have admitted that members of the palace will watch the highly anticipated CBS two hour special ‘at the same time’ as the rest of the world. The no-holds-barred interview, in which the Sussexes are expected to make ‘shocking’ revelations about their time as working members of the Royal Family, will air in the US at 1am UK time on Monday morning, before being shown by ITV at 9pm that evening. Teasers of the interview released so far show Oprah, 67, suggesting Meghan’s time in the UK was ‘almost unsurvivable’, as she faced tension...

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Michael Owen’s predictions for Manchester derby, Chelsea v Everton and Liverpool v Fulham

Michael Owen has delivered his prediction for the Manchester derby (Picture: Getty)Michael Owen expects Manchester City to prove too strong for Manchester United in this weekend’s local derby and has also predicted wins for Thomas Tuchel’s in-form Chelsea and struggling Liverpool. City welcome United to the Etihad on Sunday knowing a victory could see them move 17 points clear at the top of the Premier League with ten matches remaining. Pep Guardiola’s side have been in brilliant form, winning 21 matches in a row in all competitions, while Man United have won just one of their last five games in the league. Owen, who is backing City to win the Manchester derby 3-1, told BetVictor: ‘Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has come in for a bit of criticism in recent weeks due to his side’s under-par

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WWE’s Reginald gets fired during SmackDown: Sommelier and former Cirque du Soleil star has a rough night

WWE superstars Sasha Banks and Reginald ThomasWWE superstar Reginald had a rough night on SmackDown as he got fired midway through the show. The former Cirque to Soleil performer has appeared on screen since late last year as Carmella’s personal sommelier, but their on-screen partnership ended on Friday night. After his attention seemed to be swayed by Sasha Banks in recent weeks, Carmella was unimpressed and cut ties with Reginald during a backstage segment. The Legit Boss was also annoyed after his interference at ringside during Bianca Belair’s match with Shayna Baszler – although thankfully he didn’t stop the EST of WWE from winning. Poor Reggie was gutted after Carmella kicked him to the curb, and he later went to try and talk to Banks but she responded with a definitive...

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Vaxi Taxi targets vaccine anxiety as UK minority uptake lags

The Vaxi Taxi was a godsend for Leslie Reid. The 48-year-old stagehand wanted to get a COVID-19 shot, but he was worried about riding public transport to the vaccination center because his immune system had been weakened by a bout with flesh-eating bacteria that almost cost him his arm. So Reid jumped at the opportunity when his doctor called and offered him the shot, together with door-to-door transportation. “I was one of the fortunate ones,’’ he said after being inoculated inside a black van cab at a community vaccination event in north London. “I’m sure there are plenty more vulnerable people than me that should have gotten this. What can I say? I’m very glad.’’ The “Vaxi Taxi” that ferried Reid to his appointment and whisked him home again is just one initiative doctors and community

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