Axios Jul 8
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Trump Jr. met with Kremlin-connected lawyer during campaign

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Donald Trump Jr. reportedly attended a June 9 meeting at Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer who has connections to the Kremlin — just two weeks after Trump secured the Republican presidential nomination, according to NYT. Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign manager who held this role at the time of the meeting, and Jared Kushner attended as well.

How it happened: The Times' sources described confidential government records that detailed this meeting and its attendees.

Why it matters: The ongoing Russia probes determining whether and which of Trump's associates had ties to the Kremlin during the election. But perhaps more concretely, this is the first explicit piece of evidence of one of Trump's close aides coordinating with a Russian official throughout the campaign and it's the first time Trump Jr. has been known to have a meeting like this.

Read more at NYT.

Go deeper: Axios' helpful chart on which White House members have hired lawyers for the Russia probes.

Ina Fried 43 mins 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 3 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.