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10 things to know, Friday, Aug. 2


Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. What consumer goods may now be affected

If Trump's threat to go ahead with 10% tariffs on the remaining $300 billion in Chinese imports he hasn't already taxed it could affect products from cellphones to silk scarves.

2. Trump denounces Democrats at rally, plays down race

The president uses a revved-up rally in Cincinnati to tear into the Democrats, attacking four liberal congresswomen of color and their party's urban leaders.

3. North Korea fires weapons again

Pyongyang launches what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea, the third test in just over a week, an activity seen as brinkmanship over stalled nuclear negotiations.

4. 1987 arms control treaty expires

The U.S. plans to test a new missile in coming weeks that would have been prohibited under a landmark, 32-year-old arms control treaty that the U.S. and Russia ripped up.

5. Saudi Arabia permits historic freedoms

The kingdom publishes new laws that loosen restrictions on women by allowing any citizen to apply for a passport and travel freely, diminishing male control.

6. Where migrants have returned

The U.S. government has sent about 800 mostly Central American and Cuban migrants back to the dangerous northern Mexico border city of Matamoros.

7. Syrians say plight worse than ever

Western sanctions push war-weary Syrians deeper into poverty and many say it's even harder now to make ends meet than it was at the height of their country's civil war.

8. Conservatives lose key seat in Britain

Boris Johnson's governing party loses a special election to Liberal Democrats, leaving it with a one-vote working majority in Parliament as Brexit looms.

9. Cities now see more overdose deaths than rural areas

After more than a decade hiatus, U.S. drug overdose deaths are back to being most common in big cities again, the federal government says.

10. Robert F. Kennedy’s granddaughter dies at 22

Saoirse Kennedy Hill, the daughter of Robert and Ethel Kennedy's fifth child, Courtney, died at the storied family compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.

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