‘Nightline’ Daily Line, Aug. 16: Romney Answers on Tax Returns

By ABC News

Aug 16, 2012 3:46pm

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5:40 p.m. ET: The only boy who could ever teach me… was already a preacher man?

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Even though he can barely see over the pulpit, Ezekiel Stoddard, 11, is an ordained ministrer who preaches most Sundays at his family’s church, the Fullness of Time Church in Capitol Heights, Md., and at other churches around the state.

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4:21 p.m. ET: In an interview with “Nightline,” which airs tonight, Bob Marley’s son Ziggy Marley talked about his relationship with his father, how Bob Marley’s music changed the world and influenced him, and the new documentary about his family.

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“If I’m doing a concert and I’m having a problem with the audience…I just play a Bob Marley song and I’m good for the rest of the night,” Ziggy Marley said with a laugh. “I come out and just pull like ‘Jammin” or ‘Is This Love’ and I’ve got them now. Let me go back and do some of my own stuff.”

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2:20 p.m. ET: Right ohhhhh, Professor Romney.

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While writing on a white board to explain how his health care plan was different than Obama’s, Mitt Romney was asked if ever looked into his tax returns from previous filings. The candidate had told ABC News’ David Muir last month that he’d be “happy to go back and look” at his returns.

“I did go back and look at my taxes and over the past 10 years I never paid less than 13 percent. I think the most recent year is 13.6 or something like that,” Romney said today.

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1:10 p.m. ET: SOLD! A lavish mansion, billed as a private resort, sold for $47 million, the most expensive home sale ever in Miami.

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Get a full tour of the house in this slideshow HERE and watch the video:

 

11:36 a.m. ET: A former Texas high school English teacher and mother of three is on trial, accused of having sex with five male students.

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10:35 a.m. ET: As more information comes out about Mitt Romney’s pick for VP, so does scruteny over his wealth.

In short, Paul Ryan is well-off, but not megarich and not nearly as rich as Romney. The Associated Press reviewed Ryan’s financial statements and found that he has a net worth of about $4.5 million and earned at least $344,000 last year, putting him in the top 5 percent of income earners. 

Read more HERE

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