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Anticipating Trump’s Next Move, Aides Prepare Iran Deal Pullout

Anticipating an unpredictable president’s next moves, U.S. officials have started planning for the likelihood President Donald Trump will announce next month that the United States is withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal.

But no one knows exactly what would happen next, nor how Iran would respond.

Still, with less than five weeks to go until Trump’s deadline, national security officials are exploring various “day after” scenarios. Those scenarios include how to sell a pullout as the correct strategy, how aggressively to reimpose U.S. sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the deal, and how to deal with Iranian and European fallout …read more

US Unveils Tariffs on $50 Billion Worth of Chinese Imports

The Trump administration on Tuesday escalated its aggressive actions on trade by proposing 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports to protest Beijing’s alleged theft of American technology.

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative issued a list targeting 1,300 Chinese products, including industrial robots and telecommunications equipment. The suggested tariffs wouldn’t take effect right away: A public comment period will last until May 11, and a hearing on the tariffs is set for May 15. Companies and consumers will have the opportunity to lobby to have some products taken off the list or have others added.

The …read more

Factbox: Who Was Martin Luther King Jr?

Martin Luther King Jr., a man who embodied the U.S. civil rights movement, was assassinated 50 years ago on April 4, 1968.

Here are some key facts about his life.

Early life

Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. He was the son of Martin Luther King Sr., a prominent local preacher and civil rights leader, and Alberta King, a former schoolteacher. King says he first became conscious of racism at age 6, when a white friend’s father prohibited his son from playing with him.

Organizing protests

King rose to prominence in the mid-1950s when as a …read more