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Specialist Mark Fitzgerald works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. U.S. stock markets are opening sharply lower Tuesday as tensions over trade between the U.S. and China seem closer to a boil. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
June 19, 2018 - 6:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Big industrial and technology companies skidded Tuesday as the trade dispute between the U.S. and China threatened to come to a boil. Smaller companies less focused on overseas trade fared better, as did dividend-paying stocks. The Dow Jones industrial average fell for the sixth day...
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In this photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a U.S. Border Patrol agent watches as people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the United States, stand in line at a facility in McAllen, Texas, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP)
June 19, 2018 - 4:55 pm
The sights and sounds are wrenching: A boy's cries of "Papa! Papa!" for the father he had been separated from. Youngsters placed in chain-link cages in an old Texas warehouse. Parents begging to know what will happen to their children. Child welfare has always been a challenging profession; state...
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President Donald Trump gestures as he signs a "Space Policy Directive" during a meeting of the National Space Council in the East Room of the White House, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence watches. AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 19, 2018 - 4:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China edged closer Tuesday to triggering the riskiest trade war in decades, a fight that could weaken the world's two largest economies, unsettle relations between Beijing and Washington and crimp global growth. The collateral damage could be widespread. If...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the National Federation of Independent Businesses 75th anniversary celebration, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 19, 2018 - 2:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's new health insurance option offers lower premiums for small businesses and self-employed people, but the policies are likely to cover fewer benefits. Another caveat: if healthy people flock to the new plans as expected, premiums will rise for those who...
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In this Monday, April 23, 2018, photo, Lukas Inman, 19, interacts with his father in Colorado Springs, Colo. Inman suffers from a rare and severe form of epilepsy called Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome. A British pharmaceutical company is getting closer to a decision on whether the U.S government will approve the first prescription drug derived from the marijuana plant, but parents, including Lukas,' who for years have used cannabis to treat severe forms of epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)
June 19, 2018 - 2:41 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Some American parents who for years have used cannabis to treat severe forms of epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory as U.S. regulators near a decision on whether to approve the first drug derived from the marijuana plant. The U.S...
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President Donald Trump, second from right, and first lady Melania Trump, right, welcome Spain's King Felipe VI, second from left, and Queen Letizia, left, to the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 19, 2018 - 2:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are welcoming Spain's King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia to the White House. The president said Tuesday that he's honored to have Spain's royal couple in the Oval Office for their first meeting. King Felipe says he appreciates the...
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President Donald Trump gestures as he signs a "Space Policy Directive" during a meeting of the National Space Council in the East Room of the White House, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence watches. AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 19, 2018 - 1:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-China trade tensions (all times local): 1:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is taking on Mexico and Canada at a time when the United States is engaged in talks with them on the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Trump says in a speech before a small...
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Trader John Panin works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. U.S. stock markets are opening sharply lower Tuesday as tensions over trade between the U.S. and China seem closer to a boil. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
June 19, 2018 - 11:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-China trade tensions (all times local): 11:14 a.m. The top White House trade adviser, Peter Navarro, says Beijing "may have underestimated the resolve of President Donald J. Trump" by refusing to meet U.S. demands on trade and by threatening to retaliate against...
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June 19, 2018 - 11:12 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has announced retaliatory measures in response to the U.S. move to impose tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum. Economic Development Minister Maxim Oreshkin said a statement on Tuesday that Moscow has decided to apply retaliatory measures in line with the World Trade...
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June 19, 2018 - 8:44 am
BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday threatened "comprehensive measures" in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's new tariff hike, raising the possibility Beijing might target operations of American companies. Trump's announcement fueled fears that economic losses, limited so far to companies hit by...
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