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WASHINGTON (AP) — Fed up with China for violating past commitments, the Trump administration is insisting on provisions to force the Chinese to live up to anything they agree to in trade talks that entered an 11th round on Thursday. The talks come as threatened U.S. tariff hikes on Chinese goods loom, due to be enforced just after midnight.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are lashing out at Sen. Richard Burr for his committee's subpoena of President Donald Trump's son, a move that suggests the Russia investigation is not "case closed." The revolt against the Senate intelligence committee chairman comes after reports that it had called Donald Trump Jr. in to answer questions about his 2017 testimony to the panel as part of its probe into Russian election interference. President Trump says he was "very surprised" at the move.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. says it seized a North Korean cargo ship that was used to violate international sanctions, a first-of-its kind enforcement action that comes tense moment in relations between the two countries. The "Wise Honest," North Korea's second largest cargo ship, was detained during an April 2018 stop in Indonesia and will be moved to American Samoa. Officials made the announcement hours after the North Korea fired two suspected short-range missiles toward the sea

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning has been released from a northern Virginia jail after a two-month stay for refusing to testify to a grand jury. Manning was released Thursday from the Alexandria jail after 62 days of confinement. Her lawyers fear her freedom may be short-lived, though. She was released only because the grand jury's term expired. Before she left the jail, though, she received another subpoena demanding her testimony to a new grand jury on May 16.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are warning that the Trump administration has created a "constitutional crisis' by denying access to documents sought by lawmakers to conduct oversight. The material includes the complete version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report and President Donald Trump's tax returns. The president has labeled Democrats as "unhinged." One expert on the Constitution calls the standoff "a breakdown in constitutional norms."

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