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President Joe Biden is facing calls to introduce a wealth tax following a report alleging America’s richest executives, including Elon Musk and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, have avoided paying income tax – some over several years. ProPublica, the not-for-profit investigative journalism organisation, said its findings showed the tax bills were especially low when compared with their
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The US Department of Justice has said it will no longer secretly obtain reporters’ records during investigations of leaks of classified information. Last month, President Joe Biden called the policy, which has been criticised by news organisations and press freedom groups, “simply, simply wrong” and pledged not to continue allowing it. Though Mr Biden’s comments
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Prosecutors have asked a judge to sentence Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer found guilty of murdering George Floyd, to 30 years in prison. In court documents filed on Wednesday, prosecutors cite the trial judge’s ruling last month that there were four aggravating factorsin Floyd‘s murder. But a defence lawyer wants Chauvin to be sentenced
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