The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Howdy, Pardoner

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-Written by Elaine Godfrey (@elainejgodfrey)

Today in 5 Lines

  • President Trump pardoned Dwight and Steven Hammond, two ranchers in Oregon who were sentenced to prison for arson on public lands, and whose imprisonment inspired the 41-day occupation of a wildlife refuge in 2016.

  • Trump is reportedly preparing to impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese products.

  • Dozens of children will be released from government custody and reunited with their parents after being separated at the U.S. border, according to the administration. On Monday, the Trump administration said they would only be able to reunite about half of the children under age 5 by Tuesday, the court-imposed deadline.

  • All 12 members of a boys’ soccer team and their coach have been rescued after spending 18 days trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand.

  • Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, began meeting with Senate leaders on Capitol Hill.

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