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Former First Lady Barbara Bush's funeral took place on Saturday in Houston, after her passing on Tuesday.

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The details: Per CNN, she will be laid to rest at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, Texas, "next to her daughter Robin, who died as a child from leukemia." Former Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama joined their colleagues George H.W. and George W. Bush. Hillary Clinton also attended, and First Lady Melania Trump represented the president, who is currently in Florida.

President Trump decided against attending to "avoid disruptions due to added security," CNN reported; it "is not uncommon for a sitting president" to be absent from a former First Lady's funeral. Trump tweeted on Saturday:

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CNN's Kate Bennet tweeted on Saturday that Melania "personally invited George Hannie, former White House maitre d, and Buddy Carter, current White House usher -- both of whom worked for and adored Barbara Bush -- to join her on the flight to Houston so the two could attend today's memorial."

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Senate Democrats unveil new income tax for billionaires

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Senate Democrats on Wednesday released a billionaires' tax proposal, designed to help support President Biden's social spending and climate change legislation.

Why it matters: Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said the Billionaires Income Tax would raise "hundreds of billions of dollars" and would affect approximately 700 taxpayers who have more than $1 billion in assets or incomes of over $100 million a year.

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A new startup backed by funding from AOL founder Steve Case and Laurene Powell Jobs wants to break up broadband monopolies across the country.

Why it matters: Internet access has been crucial during the pandemic, but it's not ubiquitous, and it can be both slow and unaffordable in swaths of the country.

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Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, warned Wednesday that China's test of a hypersonic missile is "very concerning" and "very close" to the kind of "Sputnik moment" that triggered the Space Race during the Cold War.

Why it matters: The comments by America's top uniformed general underscore the depths of U.S. concerns about China's rapid military expansion and development of advanced weaponry.