The Daily Populous

Sunday February 20th, 2022 evening edition

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The Queen has tested positive for coronavirus, Buckingham Palace has said.

The monarch, 95, is experiencing mild cold-like symptoms and expects to continue light duties at Windsor this week, the palace said.

The Queen has sent a message of congratulations to @TeamGB’s curling teams following their success at #Beijing2022#TeamGB — The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) February 20, 2022.

A statement by Buckingham Palace said: "Buckingham Palace confirm that The Queen has today tested positive for COVID.

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Image: The Queen was in contact with Charles before he tested positive for COVID for a second time.

Queen Margrethe of Denmark, 82, and Spain's King Felipe VI, 54, both tested positive for the illness on February 9. »

California lawmakers introduce bill to tax 'extreme wealth,' proposing new 1.5% tax on state's billionaires

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The longshot bill would hit households worth $50 million+, with a higher rate for billionaires.

A group of Democratic lawmakers in California proposed a new tax which they say could extract billions of dollars from the state's wealthiest people.

If it passes, the bill would come into effect in 2023 for billionaires and in 2025 for those with net worths of more than $50 million. »

'I can't move': Queen Elizabeth complains of stiffness during engagement

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It's understood that the queen was feeling slightly stiff when she met two senior Royal Navy officers at her Windsor Castle residence.

London (AFP) – Queen Elizabeth II complained Wednesday about mobility issues, as she carried out her first in-person official engagements since fears emerged that she could have contracted coronavirus last week.

Buckingham Palace has not revealed whether the queen -- who this month marked 70 years on the throne -- has taken any Covid tests herself. »

Donald Trump may be single-handedly costing Republicans a Senate seat

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One big thing: Donald Trump is very much not on board with a Ducey candidacy.

"MAGA will never accept RINO Governor Doug Ducey of Arizona running for the U.S. Senate," said Trump earlier this week in a statement from his Save America PAC.

All over the country Republican Senate candidates are falling all over themselves to please Trump in hopes of winning a coveted endorsement. »