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News You Need to Know

Monday, May 21, 2018

David Sanger
The New York Times
President Trump, increasingly concerned that his summit meeting in Singapore next month with North Korea’s leader could turn into a political embarrassment, has begun pressing his aides and allies about whether he should take the risk of proceeding with a historic meeting that he had leapt into accepting, according to administration and foreign officials.
Janet Hook, Reid Epstein
The Wall Street Journal
The power of national Democratic leaders to shape their own midterm candidate field will be tested anew Tuesday, following last week’s surprise defeat of one of their favored candidates in a Nebraska primary.
Juliet Eilperin, Brady Dennis
The Washington Post
In March, as part of Scott Pruitt’s aggressive campaign to roll back federal regulations, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed relaxing standards for storing potentially toxic waste produced by coal-burning power plants.
Jonathan Swan
Axios
You could almost hear the markets breathe a sigh of relief this morning when Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announced an armistice in the trade war.