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Palestinians won't meet with Pence in Israel, official says

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Pence looks on as Trump signs a proclamation to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Photo: Evan Vucci / AP

The Palestinians will not meet with Vice President Pence during his upcoming visit to the region, AP reports, citing a senior Palestinian official. The rebuke comes in response to Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

The backdrop: Palestinian protestors pledged "three days of rage" and demonstrations over the decision.

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Where Trump's steel and aluminum trade war will hit first

Note: Includes only products under the "Iron & Steel & Ferroalloy" and "Alumina & Aluminum & Processing" NAICS commodity classifications. Data: Census Bureau; Chart: Chris Canipe and Lazaro Gamio / Axios

The Trump administration has begun imposing tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum, but several countries are exempted temporarily until May 1, as shown in the chart above. The administration may still apply quotas on exempted countries to prevent a flood of foreign steel and aluminum in the U.S. market, per the White House.

Why it matters: After railroading past a number of his advisors, Trump announced the tariffs on imports of steel (at 25%) and aluminum (at 10%) earlier this month, citing national security concerns. But with the exemption noted above, the tariffs won't carry major bite, at least to start.

Haley Britzky 40 mins ago
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Law enforcement raids Cambridge Analytica London HQ

A man is seen through blinds inside the offices of Cambridge Analytica in central London.
A man is seen through blinds inside the offices of Cambridge Analytica. Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas / AFP / Getty Images

Cambridge Analytica's London headquarters was searched by law enforcement on Friday, days after news broke about its relationship with Facebook, the Guardian reports.

“We are pleased with the decision of the judge and we plan to execute the warrant shortly. This is just one part of a larger investigation into the use of personal data and analytics for political purposes. As you will expect, we will now need to collect, assess and consider the evidence before coming to any conclusions.”
— Information Commissioner's Office spokesperson to the Guardian

The details: This comes after information commissioner Elizabeth Denham sought "access to records" from Cambridge Analytica. A judge issued a warrant on Friday, the Guardian reports.