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1.    The President's top economic adviser is defending the executive actions signed at Trump's gulf club on Saturday. It contained a provision that temporarily defers payroll taxes. But as NPR's XX reports, Congressional Democrats are taking issue of Trump's unilateral move and say they don't do enough.
Among a string of executive orders and memoranda issued Saturday, Trump called for the payroll taxes to be deferred into the end of the year.
On ABC's "This Week", WH economic adviser Larry Kudlow defended the tax cuts as constitutionally legal.
"Our counsel's office, the Treasury Department believes it has the authority to temporarily suspend tax collections, so we are baking on that."
Appearing on the same program, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said the President’s actions don't come close enough to accomplishing what's needed. Schumer said the Trump adm has been unwilling to work with Democrats on another round of cv relief legislation.
For many D n R are against cutting payroll taxes bcs they fund social security and any temporarily cut would have to be paid back by employees.


2.    Puerto Rico was forced to partially suspend voting in primary elections today. NPR's XX reports, many voters were turned away bcs of a lack of ballots.
Hundreds of frustrated voters braved the spike in cv cases in order to vote in primary elections, but they were turned away from voting centers across Puerto Rico bcs no ballots were available. Barely___ afternoon ballots have reached only a handful of polling places. Voting centers they___ didn't receive ballots as expected to be re scheduled. The situation infuriated voters and politicians of all stripes所有类型 in the US territory where the government has struggled to respond hurricanes, recent earthquakes and the pandemic. Two major political parties were supposed to pick their gubernatorial地方长官的 nominees ahead of the November election. One candidate called the voting problems "an embarrassment to our govt and our ppl".


3.   In Lebanon at least 7 lawmakers resigned following a massive explosion in Beirut's port last week, leaving the govt lurching突然倾斜 on the verge of collapse. XX has more from Beirut.
Environment Minister Damianos Kattar resigned from his post on Sunday, saying he had lost hope in a “sterile regime". With most recent resignation Prime Minster Hassan's govt now wavers on the verge of collapse. This wave of resignations from govt and parliament are a result of public outrage of politicians over a massive explosion in Beirut's port. Protesters unleashed their fury for the second day in a row on Sunday, clashing with security forces and calling for the downfall of the regime. They blame politicians for widespread negligence which contributed to Tuesday's explosion.
teeter摇晃, lurch倾塌, waver摇曳


4.    US Futures Contracts are trading lower at this hour.  ...


5.    Protests against Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu intensified this weekend in Jerusalem. NPR's XX reports, tens of thousands of demonstrators demanded Netanyhu's resignation.
Saturday night's protests drew about 15,000 demonstrator according to police. It was the largest protest outside the PM's residence in 4 straight weeks of protests. Protesters sing a Hebrew song with the lyrics "have no fear". It was a collection of grassroots groups protesting corruption, self-employed and unemployed workers struggling during the pandemic, and young Leftist and Centrist Israelis from across the country. They wore face masks. Some dressed in costume. They demanded Netanyahu step down bcs of his handling of the pandemic and bcs he faces corruption charges. Netanyahu has tried to paint the protest as Leftist and anarchist无政府主义者 and boosted by the media.


6.    A somber ceremony was held in Nagasaki长崎 Japan today, marking the moment 75 years ago when the US dropped an atomic bomb, killing more 70,000 ppl. Survivors and others stood for a moment of silence to honor those who died. The August 9th, 1945 bombing came three days after the US dropped its first atomic bomb on Hiroshima广岛, the world's first nuclear attack. And that left 140,000 ppl died. Many of the survivors developed cancer or other illnesses due to the radiation. On August 15th Japan surrendered, ending WWII.
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