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Turkey Counterpunches By Raising Tariffs On U.S. Goods

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Ankara has increased tariffs on U.S. products ranging from liquor to automobiles to beauty products, in some cases more than tripling them.

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FACT CHECK: White House Apologizes For False Claim About African-American Jobs

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The White House backtracked this week on claims that President Trump has overseen more job gains among African-Americans than his predecessor, Barack Obama.

FACT CHECK: Can Trump Legally Keep Former Staff Quiet? Probably Not

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The Trump campaign says former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman broke a nondisclosure agreement but an employment lawyer says, "she's going to be able to continue with what she's doing."

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A Big Night For Democratic Diversity, And 3 Other Primary Takeaways

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For the first time, a transgender candidate won a major party nomination for governor. Plus, a possible new chapter in the #MeToo era; education as a major theme; and high Democratic turnout.

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Prosecutors Close Arguments Against Manafort: His Money Is 'Littered With Lies'

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Prosecutors summed up their case against Paul Manafort by pointing to what they called the strength of the paper trail. Jurors hear next from the defense. Then it will be their time to deliberate.

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Hallquist Makes U.S. History In Her Vermont Gubernatorial Race

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Christine Hallquist has become the first openly transgender nominee for governor of a major party in U.S. history. David Greene talks to her about her journey and the remainder of her campaign.

Vulnerable Democrat, Sen. Heitkamp Faces Tough Re-Election Bid

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Heidi Heitkamp is running an uphill battle in the increasingly red state of North Dakota. She's trying to defeat GOP challenger Rep. Kevin Cramer by emphasizing bipartisanship.

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Trump Campaign Files Complaint Against Omarosa Manigault Newman

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Steve Inskeep talks to Bradley Moss, an attorney specializing in government transparency, about the Trump campaign's complaint against Manigault Newman, saying she broke her nondisclosure agreement.

After Trump Tariffs, Relations With Turkey Are At A Low Point

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David Greene talks Amanda Sloat of the Brookings Institution about President Trump's recent hard-line stance with Turkey which sparked an economic crisis for the country.

Politics In The News: Tuesday's Primary Results Roundup

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Vermont Democrat Christine Hallquist became the first openly transgender candidate nominated for governor by a major party. Minn. Rep. Keith Ellison won a primary despite domestic abuse allegations.

U.S.-China Tariff Fight Keeps Some Cargo Ships Circling Destinations

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Steve Inskeep talks to Mark Szokyoni, executive editor of The Journal of Commerce about how the tariff spat between China and the U.S. affects cross-ocean shipping and logistics.

Turkey's President Calls For A Boycott Of American Electronic Products

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The move follows President Trump's decision to double tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the country. All this threatens to worsen Turkey's ongoing economic crisis.

W.Va. Supreme Court Justices Face Senate Impeachment Trial

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After the West Virginia House of Delegates voted to impeach 4 justices on the state's Supreme Court, one of the 4 resigned rather than face removal by the Senate. Another justice resigned last month.

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Kavanaugh Fight Puts Vulnerable Senators In A Tight Spot

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The president's Supreme Court pick meets Wednesday with Democratic Sens. Joe Donnelly and Heidi Heitkamp, who are both up for re-election in red states while under intense pressure from activists.

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Australian Lawmaker Refers To 'Final Solution' In Push For Muslim Immigration Ban

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In his maiden speech, newly minted Sen. Fraser Anning of the far-right Katter's Australian Party called for a revival of long-rescinded racially based immigration policies.

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Vermont Democrat Christine Hallquist Is First Transgender Nominee For Governor

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Hallquist is the first openly transgender candidate in the U.S. to win a major party's nomination for governor. Primaries were also decided Tuesday in Connecticut, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Trump Ally Kris Kobach Wins Primary For Kansas Governor, As GOP Incumbent Concedes

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Kobach led incumbent Gov. Jeff Colyer by 345 votes, with provisional ballots still being counted. Democrats hope his controversial positions on immigration and voter fraud will give them an opening.

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Keith Ellison Wins Primary In Minnesota, As DNC Reviews Domestic Abuse Allegations

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In its first statement on the allegations against Rep. Keith Ellison, the national Democratic Party says, "All allegations of domestic abuse are disturbing and should be taken seriously."

Tinder Co-Founders Sue App's Owners For At Least $2B, Saying They Were 'Cheated'

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The lawsuit also says the parent companies "whitewashed" sexual harassment claims against an executive carrying out a plan to hide Tinder's full value. The companies blast the suit as "sour grapes."

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President Trump Responds To Omarosa's Book With Insults And Threats Of Legal Action

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President Trump is attacking his former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, calling her a "dog," among other things. The attack comes even as he denies using a racial slur on the set of his reality show The Apprentice.

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Both Sides Of Abortion Rights Debate Mobilized Over Supreme Court Nominee

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While the Senate takes a brief recess, activists on both sides of issues, including reproductive rights, are out talking with voters about Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination.

Legal Battle Over Crumbling Sidewalks Unfolds In Atlanta

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Atlanta is one of the biggest cities in the country — and it has a problem with crumbling sidewalks. Now, a group of disabled residents is suing, claiming the broken pavement violates federal law.

What To Watch In The Latest Round Of Primary Elections

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Voters in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Vermont and Connecticut will decide the latest batch of primary elections Tuesday.

Romancing With Cheese: Wisconsin Cheesemakers Hope For Access To New Markets

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Wisconsin cheesemakers are courting new markets for their cheese after tariffs of up to 25 percent have been slapped on U.S. dairy exports to China and Mexico.

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Trump Campaign Targets Omarosa Manigault Newman Over Tell-All Book

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The president's campaign arm has filed a complaint against the former White House aide, saying she violated a 2016 agreement with her book and publicity tour.

Defense Rests In Paul Manafort Case Without Calling Him Or Other Witnesses

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Prosecutors wrapped on Monday. The move by defense attorneys to rest their case on Tuesday signals the tax and fraud trial is set to move into its final phase.

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Feds Urge States To Encourage Cheaper Health Plans Off Insurance Exchanges

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The government suggests that insurers offer plans off the health law marketplaces that don't have surcharges added last year to make up for a cut in federal funding.

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Nebraska Carries Out 1st Execution Using Fentanyl In U.S.

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A federal three-judge panel denied a drug company's request to halt the execution of Carey Dean Moore over concerns about whether the state obtained the drugs improperly.

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'Yes In My Backyard' Movement Grows As Bay Area Housing Tightens

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Developers have long fought regulatory hurdles standing in the way of new housing. But as home prices have soared, they're joined by a young and increasingly powerful political force: the YIMBYs.

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Nonpartisan Black Business Alliance Endorses 4 Democratic Candidates

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A group of black business leaders have launched a new political action committee to back candidates who support economic causes that benefit African-Americans. The group plans more endorsements.