The Daily Populous

Tuesday September 21st, 2021 night edition

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A new report from research firm Wealth-X found that the number of global billionaires rose above 3,000 in 2020.

It's a first, per the report, with billionaires around the world increasing their collective wealth by 5.7%.

Wealth taxes have been floated as one way to redistribute wealth and address pandemic inequity.

The pandemic was a boon for billionaires.

It grew their collective wealth and helped more people join their ranks.

For the first time, the world has more than 3,000 billionaires, according to a new report from research firm Wealth-X.

North America cemented its status as "the world's leading billionaire region in 2020," with the three-comma club there growing by 17.5% from the year prior. »

California reports lowest COVID-19 case rate in the country

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California, which at one point was the country's epicenter of COVID-19, is now the state reporting the lowest positivity rate per 100,000 people, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University.

As of Saturday evening, 24.99 new confirmed cases were reported for every 100,000 people in California, Johns Hopkins University data found.

We now have the lowest COVID case rate in the nation. »

A giant space rock demolished an ancient Middle Eastern city and everyone in it – possibly inspiring the Biblical story of Sodom

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Flashing through the atmosphere, the rock exploded in a massive fireball about 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) above the ground.

None of the 8,000 people or any animals within the city survived – their bodies were torn apart and their bones blasted into small fragments.

About a minute later, 14 miles (22 km) to the west of Tall el-Hammam, winds from the blast hit the biblical city of Jericho. »

St. Louis Couple Who Waved Guns At BLM Protesters Face Suspension Of Their Law Licenses

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Missouri’s chief disciplinary counsel is asking the Missouri Supreme Court to suspend the law licenses of Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the couple who waved guns at Black Lives Matter protesters in St. Louis last year.

Patricia McCloskey pleaded guilty on the same date to misdemeanor harassment and was ordered to pay a fine of $2,000.

The couple practice together as the McCloskey Law Center and focus on personal injury, medical malpractice and defective products cases. »

Amid reports of homelessness and food insecurity, 25,000 employees sue Disneyland for better pay

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Sarracino has worked at the Disneyland Hotel for 15 years as a valet, parking cars and assisting guests with their luggage.

In fact, according to a survey of 5,000 cast members, many are experiencing difficult living conditions because of low pay.

In 2020, the Orange County Food Bank distributed an average of 6 million pounds of food monthly — roughly three times their previous monthly distribution high. »