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U.S. plans tariff hike on virtually everything from China

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 5/14/19, 11:39 am

U.S. trade officials issued a list Tuesday of $300 billion more of Chinese goods targeted for possible tariff increases. The list “covers essentially all products” exported from China that haven’t already been hit with tariff increases, the U.S. Trade Representative’s office said. It includes laptop computers, saw blades, turbine parts, tuna, and garlic.

The United States and China appear locked in a battle of wills after trade talks hit a setback and President Donald Trump announced new duties on Chinese imports last week. China responded with more tariffs of its own Monday.

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23.1 million missing girls

Abortion | Demographers quantify the effects of sex-selective abortion
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 5/13/19, 04:41 pm

For the first time since 2011, demographers blame sex-selective abortion for the imbalanced boy-girl ratio around the world. Results from a study released this month estimates that from 1970 to 2017, sex-selective abortions resulted in about 23.1 million missing baby girls.

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Hungary’s ‘soft autocrat’ visits the White House

International | The prime minister’s controls include the country’s news media
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/13/19, 12:52 pm

HUNGARY: Prime Minister Viktor Orbán will get his long-sought sit-down with President Donald Trump Monday at the White House amid growing concerns the anti-Soviet reformer increasingly is running Hungary like a “soft autocracy.” Particularly unprecedented among European Union states are Orbán’s moves to

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