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Billionaire tax runs into criticism; big Biden plan in flux


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrats’ idea for a new billionaires’ tax to help pay for President Joe Biden’s social services and climate change plan has quickly run into criticism as too cumbersome, with some lawmakers preferring the original plan of simply raising the top tax rates on corporations and the wealthy.

Avalanche defenseman Sam Girard ruled out with injury against Vegas Golden Knights

Avalanche defenseman Sam Girard will miss at least one game resulting from an awkward check into the boards on Saturday by Lightning captain Steven Stamkos.

Coach Jared Bednar confirmed that Girard won’t be available on Tuesday night when Colorado hosts the Vegas Knights at Ball Arena. He is still considered “day-to-day” for return with an upper-body injury.

Blackhawks to hold briefing on sexual assault investigation

The Chicago Blackhawks are holding a briefing Tuesday to discuss the findings of an investigation into allegations that an assistant coach sexually assaulted a player in 2010.

Team owner Rocky Wirtz, CEO Danny Wirtz and former federal prosecutor Reid Schar, who ran the investigation, are scheduled to speak. The Blachhawks’ news release about the briefing made no mention of president of hockey operations and general manager Stan Bowman, who TSN reported was involved in a meeting 11 years ago that informed team officials of the assault.


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