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'Not afraid to fight': China shoots back after Trump deepens trade war
China shot back on Friday after Trump announced on Twitter that the
U.S. would impose an additional 10 percent tariff on $300 billion in Chinese imports starting next month.
The Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman called Trump's move a "serious violation" and warned Beijing would have to take "necessary countermeasures" if the tariffs were imposed.
The trade war between China and the U.S., the world's two largest economies, has rocked markets across the world for the last year and a half.
Trump's latest move seems to have been borne out of frustration with the lack of progress in trade talks with Beijing.
Lone black Republican in the House says he's out
Texas Rep. Will Hurd, the only black Republican in the House of Representatives,
announced Thursday evening he would not be seeking re-election.
He is the sixth GOP member of the House in less than two weeks to announce they would not be running for re-election.
The three-time Congressman was
notably one of only four Republicans in the House to vote in favor of a resolution last month that condemned Trump's "racist comments" about four Democratic congresswomen of color.
Meantime, Trump seemed to dial back his attacks on the "the squad"
at his campaign rally in Cincinnati last night. Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, said that he would be leaving Congress to work on issues "at the nexus between technology and national security." Bill Clark / CQ-Roll Call file Clean Water case ferments trouble for craft breweries and environmentalists
Beer is mostly water — more than 90 percent, in some cases. Which is why the
craft brewing industry is increasingly concerned about the Trump administration’s attempt to deregulate the 1972 Clean Water Act.
Sixty craft breweries from across the country have joined environmental advocates who are fighting the deregulation attempt in a case before the Supreme Court.
They say that weakening the protections around American waterways directly threatens their livelihoods as well as one of America's favorite drinks.
"We need to protect our water and make sure we have access to clean water to make great beer here in Maine and across the country," one brewer said. Carolyn Figel / for NBC News
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Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in response to the announcement of additional U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods. One wacky thing
removed 526 "tooth-like structures" from a 7-year-old boy's mouth in India.
The boy's parents took him to the dentist because they feared a swelling in his jaw might be cancer.
Much to their surprise, the oral pathologists discovered what they described as a "well-defined bag-like mass" full of the unusual teeth.
An X-ray of the boy's mouth from the Saveetha Dental College and Hospital in Chennai, India. Saveetha Dental College and Hospital
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