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Trump Blames Both Sides for Racial Violence at Virginia Rally

President Donald Trump on Tuesday vigorously defended what many say was a weak initial statement condemning Saturday’s deadly racial violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, saying there is enough guilt and blame on both sides. Trump’s critics say it took him two days to use the words neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan and white supremacists when condemning the riots that left a young woman and two Virginia state policemen dead and dozens hurt. Standing in New York City’s Trump Tower while reporters’ questions echoed throughout the lobby, Trump said he did not have…

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Both Korean leaders, US signal turn to diplomacy amid crisis

AP Photo/Uncredited SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s military on Tuesday presented leader Kim Jong Un with plans to launch missiles into waters near Guam and “wring the windpipes of the Yankees,” even as both Koreas and the United States signaled their willingness to avert a deepening crisis, with each suggesting a path toward negotiations. The tentative interest in diplomacy follows unusually combative threats between President Donald Trump and North Korea amid worries that Pyongyang is nearing its long-sought goal of accurately being … Read the referenced story here: Both…

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China: US ‘Baring of Fangs’ on Trade Will Hurt Both Sides

A decision by the United States to investigate China’s trade practices is a unilateralist “baring of fangs” that will hurt both sides, China’s state news agency Xinhua said Tuesday. U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday authorized an inquiry into China’s alleged theft of intellectual property that administration officials said could have cost the United States as much as $600 billion. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will have a year to look into whether to launch a formal investigation of China’s trade policies on intellectual property, which the White House and…

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