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Friday’s Headlines: U.S. doubles tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports, escalating trade war

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U.S. doubles tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports, escalating trade war
Negotiators met into the evening on Thursday but failed to avert the increase in U.S. tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese products that took effect at 12:01 a.m. on Friday. The two sides have agreed to continue negotiations later Friday.
Senate committee’s subpoena of Donald Trump Jr. sets off Republican firefight
Lawmakers took sides on the propriety of a demand that the president’s eldest son testify again in the Senate Intelligence Committee’s Russia probe.
 
Food delivery, freight and logistics: How Uber aims to move things around the world
Ahead of its much anticipated stock market listing, the ride-hailing company has laid out a plan to dominate transportation and logistics. But can it solve the problem of food that is delivered cold?
 
Trump and Kim battled subordinates before spike in U.S.-North Korea tensions
President Trump has disagreed with his own advisers, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently demoted his point man for the nuclear talks.
 
Cindy McCain’s life without John
Sen. John McCain’s widow talks about her life without him, her place in the Republican Party and why she is not responding to President Trump’s attacks.
 
 
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Once more, White House visit becomes a cultural reckoning
Most of the Latino and black players on the Red Sox skipped a traditional ceremony at the White House, while white players attended.
 
Democrats launch health-care law rescue in face of Trump’s threat of repeal
The House voted to bar the Trump administration from granting states some waivers to the landmark health-care law. Next week, the House will vote on a package of seven health-care bills.
 
Chelsea Manning released from jail, where she had been held for refusing to testify in WikiLeaks case
The former Army intelligence officer’s release came because the grand jury investigating Julian Assange has expired.
 
Retropolis | The Past, Rediscovered
Pelosi joked about a jail in the Capitol’s basement. Is there a House slammer?
The House speaker referred to “a little jail” where lawmakers could detain Trump officials held in contempt of Congress.
 
Trump says John Kerry met illegally with Iranian officials and ‘should be prosecuted’
It appears to be the first time President Trump has publicly acknowledged that he asked members of his administration to examine whether they could prosecute the former secretary of state.
 
Delta told workers to save up for football, beer and video games instead of joining a union. It didn’t go well.
In the charged world of social media, where a reinvigorated left shares space with digital media workers who have recently unionized, the anti-union posters fell with a thud.
 
These ailing veterans didn’t have caregivers at home. Foster families took them in.
“It’s a wonderful way to make sure that they’re treated with the dignity and respect they deserve,” said one participant.
 
Jim Fowler | 1930–2019
Longtime host of ‘Wild Kingdom’ nature series dies at 89
He wrangled snakes, tigers and other exotic animals while extolling the wonders of the natural world.
 
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One man’s fight to save the world’s tigers
Terrence McCoy on tiger farms in Laos. Chelsea Janes on the electability of 2020 candidates. Plus, Adrian Higgins on the man keeping orchids alive.
 

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