Sen. Bob Corker is still working on a "trigger" deal. Photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP

Republicans are still upset over the "unflattering" Congressional Budget Office estimate of their health care plan, which inspired them not to trust either of the major tax analyses that estimated at least $1 trillion would be added to the deficit, per NYT.

Why it matters: One of the most controversial aspects of the GOP tax plan has been how much it would cost. That issue didn't go away when Republicans passed their plan in the Senate last night. And Republicans don't have a plan to create enough revenue to offset the cost of their tax plan.

Various lawmakers (including Republican Sen. Bob Corker who voted against the plan), Goldman Sachs and Janet Yellen, the Federal Reserve Chair, have all separately warned that adding even close to this much to our national deficit would increase it to "unsustainable" levels.

What they're saying, per NYT: "But many of [Corker's] colleagues greeted them with distrust, both because they expected tax cuts to generate more robust economic growth than the forecasters projected and because they felt burned by unflattering analyses of their health care proposals issued this year by the Congressional Budget Office."

By the numbers: Republicans initially estimated the GOP tax plan would increase the U.S. deficit by $1.5 trillion, and a Joint Committee on Taxation estimate calculated it would realistically add $1 trillion. A Congressional Budget Office estimate said it would add $1.4 trillion.

Go deeper: What's next in the GOP's tax reform push.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 7 a.m. ET: 19,655,445 — Total deaths: 727,353 — Total recoveries — 11,950,845Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 7 a.m. ET: 4,998,802 — Total deaths: 162,425 — Total recoveries: 1,643,118 — Total tests: 61,080,587Map.
  3. Politics: Trump signs 4 executive actions on coronavirus aid — Democrats, and some Republicans, criticize the move.
  4. Public health: Fauci says chances are "not great" that COVID-19 vaccine will be 98% effective — 1 in 3 Americans would decline COVID-19 vaccine.
  5. Science: Indoor air is the next coronavirus frontline.
  6. Schools: How back-to-school is playing out in the South as coronavirus rages on — Princeton, Johns Hopkins, Howard to hold fall classes online.

Elevator anxiety will stifle reopenings

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Will you step back into an elevator any time soon?

Why it matters: Tens of billions of dollars — and the future of cities around the country — rest on the answer to that question. So long as workers remain unwilling to take elevators, hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of office real estate will continue to go largely unused.

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Brazil coronavirus death toll tops 100,000 and case numbers surpass 3 million

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro posted a photo of himself to Facebook congratulating his soccer team, Palmeiras, for winning the state title Saturday, moments after the health ministry confirmed the national COVID-19 death toll had surpassed 100,000.

Why it matters: Brazil is only the second country to confirm more than 100,000 deaths from the coronavirus. On Sunday morning, it became the second country to surpass 3 million cases, per Johns Hopkins. Only the U.S. has reported more. Bolsonaro has yet to address the milestones. He has previously tested positive for COVID-19 three times, but he's downplayed the impact of the virus, which has crippled Brazil's economy.

Editor's note: This article has been updated with the latest coronavirus case numbers and more context.