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The Daily BeastMay 20, 2018
Mnuchin: ‘Trade War' With China Is ‘On Hold'
Mike Blake/ReutersTreasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced on Sunday that the United States was temporarily halting its planned tariffs on Chinese imports while the two nations continue to negotiate.

"We're putting the trade war on hold," Mnuchin said on Fox News Sunday, adding that the U.S. and China agreed to a framework whereby China would buy more goods from the U.S. in order to make up for the trade deficit between the two countries.

The announcement came after top Chinese officials visited Washington last week for negotiations on the Trump administration's trade policies. The president had previously revealed plans to impose tariffs on $150 billion on Chinese imports, a move that angered conservatives economists and members of his own party on Capitol Hill. China responded at the time by threatening tariffs on American goods, which could have sparked an all-out trade war.

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The Daily BeastMay 20, 2018
Inside Harry and Meghan's Star-Studded Royal Wedding After Party
Steve Parsons/AFP/GettyAfter the party came the real party.

250 handpicked guests partied the night away at Frogmore House, a half-hour drive from Windsor Castle, where speeches were made by Prince Charles, Prince William and, in a break from tradition, by the bride herself, Meghan Markle (or, as we must now try and call her, the Duchess of Sussex).

Traditionally at an English wedding a speech is made on behalf of the bride by her father, but even had Thomas Markle been able to attend, Meghan had always planned to make her own speech.

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Politics - U.S. HouseMay 20, 2018
Out of Prison, Back to Congress? Michael Grimm Is Trying on Staten Island
After pleading guilty to tax fraud, Mr. Grimm gave up his seat in 2014. Now he's running to reclaim his Staten Island House seat.

New York Times PoliticsMay 19, 2018
John Lewis and Other Black Leaders Spurn Black Challenger in Boston
Ayanna Pressley is trying to become the first nonwhite member of the House from Massachusetts, but Mr. Lewis and others have endorsed her white opponent.

New York Times PoliticsMay 19, 2018
Melania Trump Returns to White House in ‘High Spirits' After Kidney Procedure
The White House has not explained what led the first lady to seek treatment or whether its reference to her "benign kidney condition" meant she had a tumor.

Melania Trump released from hospital, returns to White House in 'high spirits' (Washington Post Politics)

Fox PoliticsMay 19, 2018
GOP House leaders get signals crossed on farm bill; with Ryan leaving, what next?
House Speaker Paul Ryan and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy conferred in the center aisle of House chamber late Friday morning.

Freedom Caucus leader Meadows says farm bill not dead (Fox Politics)
House GOP limping to Election Day as farm bill implodes (Politico)

Washington Post PoliticsMay 19, 2018
Paul Ryan can't wash his hands of the immigration fight yet
The House speaker finds himself fighting a two-front war on the most politically treacherous issue in GOP politics.

White House, House GOP leaders reopen talks on immigration (Washington Post Politics)
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