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Beijing poised to retaliate after US issues initial list of over 800 affected imports. US President Donald Trump announced on Friday a 25% tariff on $50bn of imports from China, escalating a trade row with the Asian powerhouse just a day after Beijing warned Washington that it was preparing to retaliate. Defending the decision, Trump said the US’s trade relationship with China was “no longer sustainable.” Beijing responded to the move by saying that it intends to impose similar tariffs on US imports, raising the specter of a full-blown trade war between the two economic giants.
The Political Money That’s Keeping the D.C. Swamp Full
The maverick Republican from North Carolina, Rep. Walter Jones, believes the influence of special-interest money in politics stops lawmakers from debating critical issues and draining the Washington swamp.
California Breakup Plan ‘Dead on Arrival,’ Says GOP Leader
Californians will vote this fall on a proposal to split itself into three states, but a Republican Party leader in the Golden State dismissed the idea Friday. “It’s dead on arrival, but it does spark some interesting conversations about what’s wrong with California, what’s wrong here with the big cities that are very liberal here in California,” Republican National Committeewoman Harmeet Dhillon said Friday night Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle.”
The Belgian Coordination Unit for Threat Analysis, operating under the authority of the Federal Public Service Interior, started receiving about 60 reports daily from citizens about individuals who pose a potential terrorist threat after the deadly knife and shooting attack in the city of Liege, De Morgen reported Saturday.
Just north of Richland is one of state's most endangered historic places
A building made of Columbia River cobble stones, surrounded by a fence topped with barbed wire, has been named one of Washington state's most endangered historic places. The long warehouse along the Columbia River north of Richland was once owned by Paul and Mary Bruggemann, one of the most successful farming families in the region, according to the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation. But in 1943 the family was given 30 days to leave the land Paul had purchased in 1937. They were told the government needed it for a secret World War II project.