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Buffett Challenges Murdoch To Release Tax Return

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As part of his fight to raise taxes on the wealthy, billionaire Warren Buffett released details of his taxes in a letter to a Republican congressman. Last year, he earned $63 million and paid less than $7 million in federal income tax — making his effective tax rate about 17 percent. The Wall Street Journal urged Buffett to publish his complete return. To which Buffett responded that he would be happy to do so, the next morning, if its boss, Rupert Murdoch, would do the same.
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Trump Off Camera: The Man Behind The 'In-Your-Face Provocateur'

Biographer Marc Fisher says Donald Trump has lived a "strikingly solitary life given how public he is." Fisher and his Washington Post colleague Michael Kranish are the authors of Trump Revealed.
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Soda Tax Drives Down Sales In Berkeley, Calif.

According to interviews conducted before and after Berkeley imposed a tax on sugary drinks, the tax is having the desired effect. People reported drinking 20 percent fewer sugar-sweetened drinks after the tax went into effect.
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FBI To Release Thousands More Documents In Clinton Email Probe

Thousands more emails from Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of state could be released just weeks before the November election.
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Why We Open Our Hearts And Wallets For Some Disasters—But Not Others

Flooding in Louisiana has caused tens of millions of dollars in property damage and untold personal misery. But public response has been slow. Join us to talk about why we open our hearts and wallets for some disasters and not others.

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