TGIF! Thanks for reading as we finish out this short summer week.

Situational awareness: President Trump "is steering clear of the mass protests in central London that will mark his first visit to Britain as president next week, instead meeting dignitaries outside the capital at country residences and a castle," Reuters reports.

  • "Over 50,000 people have signed up for a protest in central London."
  • "Trump will hold talks with Prime Minister Theresa May at her 16th-century manor house, meet Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle and attend a black-tie dinner at the home of ... Winston Churchill — all outside London."

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