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President Trump, who still maintains ownership of the Trump Organization while his sons run the day-to-day operations, sold an estimated $35 million worth of real estate in 2018, Forbes' Dan Alexander reports.

The big picture: Trump chose not to transfer assets to a blind trust when he took office, a decision that has prompted emoluments lawsuits over allegations that he has benefited financially from the presidency. Alexander notes that one-third of customers who purchased Trump condos in Las Vegas in 2018 did so through LLCs, allowing them to conceal their true identities. USA Today has reported that the number of Trump customers that used LLCs grew from 4% in June 2016 to 70% in June 2017, after he assumed the presidency.

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TikTok to pull out of Hong Kong

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TikTok said Monday night that it would pull its social video platform out of the Google and Apple app stores in Hong Kong amid a restrictive new law that went into effect last week.

Why it matters: TikTok's move comes as many large tech companies say they are still evaluating how to respond to the Hong Kong law.

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Ethiopia's Nobel Peace laureate cracks down on ethnic violence

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Driving the news: At least 166 people were killed after an iconic musician, Haacaaluu Hundeessaa, was murdered last Monday in Addis Ababa, the capital. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed responded to the violence by sending in troops and shutting off the internet. High-profile opposition leaders were arrested, along with some 2,300 others.

Updated 6 hours ago - Health

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms tests positive for coronavirus

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Why it matters: Bottoms, one of several Black women on the shortlist to be Joe Biden's running mate, has risen to national prominence in recent months as part of mass protests over racism and police brutality — driven in part by the killing of Rayshard Brooks by Atlanta police.