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Don Trump Jr. insists his dad’s tax cut is great — but Trump supporters tell him they’re getting ‘f*cked’

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Donald Trump Jr. on Wednesday issued yet another defensive tweet insisting that his father’s signature tax cut plan is working as intended — but even some Trump supporters replied to tell him they aren’t happy.

In his tweet, Trump Jr. correctly pointed out that a significant majority of Americans are paying less in taxes thanks to the 2017 tax cut law. The problem is that the IRS decided to withhold less money throughout the year, which made for bigger paychecks, but also meant that Americans aren’t getting the same big refunds that they’ve gotten in years past.

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Additionally, the tax plan wiped out many of the most popular deductions used by many American tax payers, such as slapping a limit on the amount you can deduct for paying state and local taxes.

Given this, even some Trump supporters are saying that they have been hit with a financial shock after they calculated their taxes this year, which has made it harder for them to pay for certain planned expenses.

Check out some of the reaction to Trump Jr.’s tweet below.

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Privacy rights may become next victim of killer pandemic

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Digital surveillance and smartphone technology may prove helpful in containing the coronavirus pandemic -- but some activists fear this could mean lasting harm to privacy and digital rights.

From China to Singapore to Israel, governments have ordered electronic monitoring of their citizens' movements in an effort to limit contagion. In Europe and the United States, technology firms have begun sharing "anonymized" smartphone data to better track the outbreak.

These moves have prompted soul-searching by privacy activists who acknowledge the need for technology to save lives while fretting over the potential for abuse.

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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards honors staffer who died from COVID-19

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Gov. John Bel Edwards (D-LA) offered a moving tribute to a member of his staff who died from COVID-19.

"On behalf of the first lady and my entire administration, it is with heavy hearts that we mourn the loss of our dear April, who succumbed to complications from COVID-19," he posted on Twitter, along with photos.

"She brightened everyone’s day with her smile and was an inspiration to everyone who met her," he continued.

"She lived her life to the fullest and improved the lives of countless Louisianans with disabilities as a dedicated staff member in the Governor's Office of Disability Affairs. April worked hard as an advocate for herself & other members of the disability community," he wrote.

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Washington state nurses share shocking stories from their war against coronavirus

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by Ken Armstrong and Vianna Davila

Nurses at one hospital in southeastern Washington state have alleged that, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, they were ordered by supervisors to use one protective mask per shift, potentially exposing themselves to the novel coronavirus.

At another hospital, just east of Seattle, nurses had to use face shields indefinitely.

At a third hospital, on Washington’s border with Oregon, nurses reported that respirators were expired. The hospital responded, the nurses said, by ordering staff to remove stickers showing that the respirators might be as much as three years out of date.

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