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President Trump is poised to announce within the next day that he is not going to issue quotas on domestic uranium production, according to multiple people familiar with the decision.

Driving the news: This move is a win for U.S. nuclear companies that use uranium as fuel and for countries that export a lot of uranium to the U.S., including Canada and Australia. It’s a loss for two U.S. uranium producers with operations in the West.

Where it stands: The two companies, Ur-Energy and Energy Fuels, cited national security concerns when they asked the Commerce Department to impose a 25% quota for domestic uranium. Right now that figure is just 7%.

The big picture: This is a departure from Trump's wide-ranging trade agenda that's pushed protectionist measures on foreign steel, solar panels and more.

Yes, but: The decision, stemming from a Commerce Department investigation, is expected to be more nuanced. The top line finding is "a no action" determination.

For the record: A White House spokesman declined to comment. A request for comment sent to the Commerce Department wasn't immediately answered. Trump's deadline to issue a decision is Saturday.

Go deeper: Nuclear energy pulled into Trump's trade wars

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Democrats on Trump tax story: "This is a national security question"

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday that the New York Times report that President Trump has hundreds of millions of dollars in debt coming due within the next four years is a "national security question," and that the public has a "right to know" the details of his financial obligations.

The big picture: Democrats have already leapt on the Times' bombshell, which Trump has dismissed as "total fake news," to attack the president for allegedly paying less in federal income taxes than the average middle-class household.

Dan Primack, author of Pro Rata
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Unsealed opinion: Trump TikTok ban likely overstepped legal authority

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A federal court judge on Sunday granted TikTok's request for a temporary restraining order against a ban by the Trump administration.

Driving the news: Judge Carl Nichols on Monday unsealed his opinion, in which he concluded that the ban seeks to regulate the exchange of "informational materials" — something that's expressly exempted from the law laying out the emergency powers Trump invoked.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 12 p.m. ET: 33,156,812 — Total deaths: 998,696 — Total recoveries: 22,961,436Map.
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