The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: FYI on ZTE

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-Written by Elaine Godfrey (@elainejgodfrey)

Today in 5 Lines

  • The United States formally relocated its embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. The relocation sparked protests in Gaza, where at least 50 people have been killed by Israeli gunfire, according to Palestinian officials.

  • First Lady Melania Trump underwent a procedure to treat a “benign kidney condition” and is expected to remain at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for the rest of the week, according to a statement from her office.

  • The Supreme Court struck down a federal law prohibiting states from authorizing sports betting.

  • The family of former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he is currently being treated for pancreatic cancer, and recently had surgery to remove a tumor from his pancreas.

  • President Trump defended his recent push to ease up on the Chinese telecommunications company ZTE. The company “buys a big percentage of individual parts of U.S. companies” and is part of a larger trade deal with China, the president said on Twitter.

Today on The Atlantic

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