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The European Union announced Wednesday that it will impose tariffs on American goods starting in July in response to President Trump's decision not to exempt Europe from sweeping aluminum and steel tariffs, reports AP. The EU exported 5.5 million tons of steel to the U.S. in 2017.

The details: The EU tariffs will affect about $3.4 billion worth of U.S. products. The goods caught in the crossfire include bourbon whiskey, motorcycles, denim, cigarettes, cranberry juice, orange juice, some pants and shorts, some bedlinen, corn, tobacco, t-shirts, motor boats, some rice, some beans, peanut butter, and forms of aluminum and steel.

“It is a measured and proportionate response to the unilateral and illegal decision taken by the United States."
— European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic to reporters

The European bloc has also taken its case against the U.S to the World Trade Organization.

Go deeper: The full list of American products caught in Trump's trade war

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The coronavirus pandemic keeps getting worse, all across the country. Thirty-three states saw their caseloads increase this week, continuing a scary nationwide trend that’s been getting worse since mid-June.

Why it matters: The U.S. is right back in the situation we were afraid of earlier this year, with a rapidly spreading outbreak, strained hospitals, and projections of more than 200,000 deaths by the end of the year.

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