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Good portions of Idaho, Washington State and Oregon. Or if it projects that some parts of the southwestern US should get some relief by the end of the week. The Cuban government is blaming growing unrest over its coronavirus, pandemic response and economic crisis on US sanctions. But White House press secretary Jen Psaki suggested Cuba's authoritarian rule is really to blame, adding that the Cuban people's decision to rise up Is there's alone. These are protests inspired by the harsh reality of everyday life in Cuba, not people in another country. President Biden says the mass protests that were stage across Cuba yesterday were remarkable. But so far he's given no indication that the U. S plan to reverse an embargo imposed on the island during the Trump administration. The top U. S envoy for Israeli Palestinian affairs is in the Middle East for the first time since Israel's new prime minister took office. NPR's Daniel Estrin has the latest from Jerusalem. Deputy assistant Secretary of state Hadi Amar is in Israel and the West Bank this week after Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett took office last month. Bennett's office says the prime minister will not be meeting with Amor. His visit comes as international mediators are still trying to negotiate a way to begin reconstruction in the Gaza Strip after the conflict in May between the Israeli military and Gaza militants. Israeli warplanes damaged roads and homes in Gaza and the World Bank, United Nations and European Union estimate that Gaza needs $485 million to rebuild over the next couple years. Daniel Estrin. NPR NEWS Jerusalem The Dow's climb more than 100 points since the Open. You're listening to NPR news. The Vatican says Pope Francis will remain in the hospital a few more days following intestinal surgery last week. NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports the 84 year old pontiff is now receiving rehabilitation therapy. Today's bulletin from the Holy See, said Francis had spent a tranquil Sunday and completed his post surgery treatment. The Vatican had originally said the pope could be released from the hospital at the end of last week. He had half his colon removed on July 4th due to what doctor said was a severe narrowing of the intestine. At noon Sunday, the pontiff appeared for the first time in public to deliver his weekly blessing from the balcony of his 10th floor suite in Rome's Gemelli hospital. While his voice was a little raspy, he appeared in good overall condition. Today's update also said the pope joined in celebrating Argentina's soccer victory in the Latin American Championship. Copa America and Italy winning you EFA the European Soccer Cup. Sylvia Poggioli. NPR NEWS Rome Former NFL player Jake Beckett says he's making a run for US Senate seat in Arkansas. Beckett launched his campaign today to challenge Senator John Boozman in next year's Republican primary. Army veteran played for the Arkansas Razorbacks. He touted his background in an online video today. Senator Bozeman has the backing of former President Donald Trump. In April, he reported, drawing more than a million dollars toward his re election bid. The Dow Jones industrial average up more than 100 points of 9 34,072. The NASDAQ is up 17 points and the S and P has.

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