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In a speech about America's biggest adversary, Vice President Mike Pence saved some of his sharpest words for U.S. companies, Axios' Erica Pandey writes.
The big picture: Although Pence emphasized that the U.S. wants to engage with China, not fight it, he laid out a long list of examples of its bad behavior.
Why it matters: With its massive market of consumers and leverage against the U.S. in the trade war, China is increasingly difficult for some American politicians and companies to criticize.
Yes, but: In 2017, the VP walked out of an NFL game after players exercised those same rights to free expression by taking a knee during the national anthem.
Above: Members of the Congressional Black Caucus gather around the casket during a memorial service for Rep. Elijah Cummings.
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Visitors are crowding into the Louvre museum in Paris to see a major retrospective exhibition of Leonardo Da Vinci’s paintings to honor the 500th anniversary of his death, the AP reports.