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President Trump asked Friday for China to “immediately remove” tariffs on U.S. agricultural products, which China issued as a retaliation for tariffs Trump placed on Chinese goods, tweeting "we are moving along nicely with Trade discussions."

Between the lines: The Trump administration announced this week that they will not move forward with increasing tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods, a measure that would have gone into effect Friday. Trump indicated he hoped China would ease off agricultural tariffs in reciprocation.

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Why it matters: The revelation comes roughly two weeks before Election Day. Ratcliffe said Iran has sent threatening emails to Democratic voters this week in states across the U.S. and spread videos claiming that people can vote more than once.

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday evening blocked a lower court order that would have allowed voters to cast ballots curbside at Alabama polling places on Election Day.

Whit it matters: With less than two weeks until Election Day, the justices voted 5-3 to reinstate the curbside voting ban and overturn a lower court judge's ruling designed to protect people with disabilities during the coronavirus pandemic.