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The good, the bad and the ugly: Here's what could happen if Trump's trade war escalates

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In the post-war era, the world economy has marched steadily along, shedding tariffs, liberalizing trade, opening up markets and signing free trade deals. That is, until Donald Trump came along.
Trump is hardly the first U.S. president to impose tariffs on other countries; Barack Obama, for example, hit Chinese tire imports with a tariff in 2009, and George W. Bush launched widespread steel tariffs in 2002, much like Trump.
But Trump is going much further. Where Obama focused on China and Bush kept North American trade partners happy with an exemption, Trump is no longer offering such...
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War games: Liberals slam Trump for using ‘language of the enemy'

War games: Liberals slam Trump for using ‘language of the enemy'

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President Donald Trump's pledge to end “war games” in South Korea came as a surprise to commentators, and was viewed by many as a weighty concession to Kim Jong-un. To Twitter liberals however, the issue was a semantic one.
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Professional bull rider dies after being stomped during competition

Professional bull rider dies after being stomped during competition

The 25-year-old rider, who was wearing a protective vest, suffered a massive chest injury and damage to his heart. Read more ...

'Frosty had the last laugh': Vandal tries to run over giant snowman, hits...

'Frosty had the last laugh': Vandal tries to run over giant snowman, hits tree stump instead

A would-be vandal was stumped after they tried to run over a 9-foot snowman in Kentucky, only to find it had been built over a large tree stump. Read more ...

Man accused of making threats to White House, other targets in Washington...

Man accused of making threats to White House, other targets in Washington using explosives

Federal authorities said Wednesday a Georgia man is accused of threatening to attack the White House and other federal buildings. Read more ...

Lawmakers in one state propose giving $10 million to fund US-Mexico border wall

Lawmakers in one state propose giving $10 million to fund US-Mexico border wall

Some lawmakers in drug-ravaged West Virginia want to pitch in millions of dollars for a wall-building effort along the U.S.-Mexico border. Read more ...

Self-driving vehicles set to deliver groceries

Self-driving vehicles set to deliver groceries

Stop & Shop says it plans to launch 'driverless grocery vehicles' in the Greater Boston area beginning this spring. Read more ...

'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' is latest Disney live-action remake

'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' is latest Disney live-action remake

Because Disney nostalgia never ends. Read more ...

Verdict Expected For Chicago Cops Charged In Cover-Up Of Laquan McDonald...

Verdict Expected For Chicago Cops Charged In Cover-Up Of Laquan McDonald Shooting

The three officers were charged with conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and official misconduct for allegedly exaggerating the threat the 17-year-old posed to officers. Read more ...

Couple who called 911 says Wisconsin teen, not them, should get $50,000 reward

Couple who called 911 says Wisconsin teen, not them, should get $50,000 reward

The couple who dialed 911 says they don't want the $50,000 reward. They say Jayme Closs should get it because "She got herself out." Read more ...

'It's time to raise the stakes': Nonprofit aims high to help families in need

'It's time to raise the stakes': Nonprofit aims high to help families in need

One in three families struggles to provide enough diapers for their children. Nonprofit ShareBaby wants to change that. Read more ...

Backlash Erupts After Gillette Launches A New MeToo-Inspired Ad Campaign

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