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Saturday’s Headlines: Trump talks trade, more in extended news conference

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Trump details revived trade negotiations with China
President Trump said he will allow U.S. firms to sell technology to Huawei and promised farmers they would win from new China talks.
Trump calls Carter a ‘terrible president’ and says Harris got ‘too much credit’ in debate
The president weighed in on domestic politics and a raft of other issues during a wide-ranging news conference after the Group of 20 summit.
 
Trump invites Kim Jong Un to meet in the Korean demilitarized zone
A senior North Korean official called the president’s invitation an “interesting suggestion” but added that Pyongyang had not received an “official proposal,” according to a statement reported by a state media organization.
 
Trump is ‘very angry’ over murder of Khashoggi but defends crown prince
President Trump again defended Mohammed bin Salman, saying there was no “finger directly” pointing at him, despite a U.N. report that concluded there was, in fact, credible evidence tying the plot to the royal family.
 
The Debrief: Trump appears more at ease with strongmen than democratic leaders
Trump made rounds among the likes of host Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Germany’s Angela Merkel, but he reserved most of the sought-after sit-down time slots for authoritarians or like-minded nationalists.
 
‘A betrayal’: Inside a bitter rift between Pelosi and Schumer over border bill
The sudden dispute between the two most powerful Democrats is remarkable given their long history of cooperation and could have serious ramifications.
 
Trump carves out section for friends, family and VIPs at July 4 celebration
The president’s rebranding of the annual event now includes a ticketed-access area, stretching from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to the midpoint of the reflecting pool.
 
Women’s World Cup | Perspective
For U.S. team, the fight is far from over
Megan Rapinoe had another statement performance with two goals in a quarterfinal win against France, but she noted “it’s no secret we have to get better.”
 
Rapinoe accepts invitation from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) tweeted “no doubt the food & the company would be much better,” an allusion to the U.S. star’s remarks about not wanting to visit the White House.
 
 
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Opinions
John Roberts pulls out the thesaurus for one of Trump’s nearly 11,000 lies
With high-profile collisions in restaurants, new rules apply
Rather than defend democracy, Trump jokes with Putin
How we tell the story of America
Frederick Douglass would be outraged at Trump’s Fourth of July self-celebration
Our society has rules. Thankfully, John Roberts knows when to break them.
 
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More News
Federal judge expands ban on building sections of border wall in Calif., Ariz.
The judge also cleared the path for an immediate appeal.
 
Florida governor signs bill making it harder for felons to regain voting rights
A civil rights group immediately filed a lawsuit to block the law, which requires those convicted of felonies to repay all fines and fees associated with their sentences.
 
Campaign 2020
Biden called busing a ‘liberal train wreck.’ Now his stance on school integration is an issue.
As Joe Biden seeks to explain his role in the 1970s, his opposition to court-ordered busing is one of his most well-documented views.
 
‘I regret my actions’: Neo-Nazi sentenced to life in prison after deadly 2017 Charlottesville car attack
Heather D. Heyer was killed and 35 others were hurt when James A. Fields Jr. intentionally rammed into a crowd.
 
Friends of Trump accuser go public with recollections of her description of alleged assault
Two friends of magazine columnist E. Jean Carroll spoke on the record this week about their memories of her telling them that she’d been sexually assaulted by Donald Trump.
 
By The Way | A Post Travel Destination
Can airlines force travelers off a plane for being sick?
After a Dominican Republic tourist was removed from a flight, he died in a local hospital. What are travelers’ options in these situations?
 
Post Reports | Listen Now
Bringing agency to the black man at the heart of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’
Amber Phillips dissects the first Democratic primary debates. Actor Gbenga Akinnagbe addresses the toll of playing Tom Robinson in Broadway’s “To Kill a Mockingbird.” And Joy Harjo discusses her role as the first Native American poet laureate of the United States.
 

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