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A man uses an angle grinder on a steel piece in New York. Photo: Waring Abbott/Getty Images

Thousands of U.S. steelworkers from two major U.S. production companies that represent 25% of U.S. steel production have voted to authorize the right for a strike within two days' notice, the Washington Post reports.

The big picture: The steel industry has benefitted from President Trump's tariffs designed to target Chinese steel oversupply with the prices of some key industry metrics jumping 30%. But workers at U.S. Steel and ArcelorMittal have not seen the benefits of their industry's recovery — and still face rising health care costs and stagnant wages.

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President Trump with Michael Flynn in 2016. Photo: David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images

President Trump on Wednesday pardoned his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty in the Mueller investigation to lying to FBI agents about his conversations with a former Russian ambassador.

Why it matters: It is the first of multiple pardons expected in the coming weeks, as Axios scooped Tuesday night.