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Report: Trump's personal assistant fired

Trump's personal aide John McEntee.
McEntee follows Trump to Air Force One last year. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

There's been another ouster from President Trump's team. John McEntee was fired and "escorted out of the White House" yesterday over an "unspecified security issue", the Wall Street Journal reports, citing unidentified White House officials. The White House declined to comment to the WSJ.

Why it matters: McEntee was one of Trump's longest serving aides and Axios' Jonathan Swan reports he was beloved by the Trump family. The firing is sudden and shocking to Trump's inner circle.

Ina Fried 5 hours ago
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Craigslist pulls personal ads after passage of sex-trafficking bill

Online classified site Craigslist has pulled its entire personal ad section after Congress passed a new sex-trafficking bill that puts more liability on Web sites.

Why it matters: Smaller tech companies and advocates for sex workers had feared a chilling effect if the bill becomes law.

Khorri Atkinson 7 hours ago
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China slaps reciprocal tariffs on U.S. imports

China's President Xi Jinping speaks next to President Trump. Photo: Nicolas Asfouri// AFP / Getty Images

China announced plans to impose reciprocal tariffs on $3 billion of imports from the U.S., hours after President Trump ordered levies on a range of Chinese goods.

The details: China's plan includes a 25% tariff on U.S. pork imports as well as 15% tariffs on American steel pipes, fruit and wine, according to Bloomberg.