The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Trading Insults

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-Written by Elaine Godfrey (@elainejgodfrey)

Today in 5 Lines

  • China imposed $34 billion in retaliatory tariffs on American goods, including soybeans and pork, after President Trump’s tariffs on Chinese products took effect early Friday.

  • During a visit to Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters, Vice President Mike Pence criticized Democrats for their “spurious attacks” on the agency.

  • The Justice Department asked a federal judge to extend court-mandated deadlines for reuniting families separated at the U.S. border. The Department of Health and Human Services has reportedly asked public-health workers to help search records linking parents and children after some documents disappeared.

  • British officials said President Trump will almost entirely avoid London during his trip next week to the United Kingdom, where he’s expected to meet with Prime Minister Theresa May and the queen.

  • The U.S. economy added 213,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate rose from 3.8 to 4 percent.

Today on The Atlantic

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