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  • Immigration
  • Accolades

A House panel unveiled legislation to begin building President Trump's long-promised wall along the U.S-Mexico border. Mexico, however, will not be footing the bill.

The move by the House Appropriations Committee again puts the Trump administration and its allies on Capitol Hill on a collision course with Democrats who oppose the wall and succeeded in blocking a request by Trump to deliver the money when passing an omnibus spending measure earlier this spring.

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  • Foreign policy
  • The economy

President Trump shared a report from the Gazette in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, that stated that a shipment of U.S. beef was en route to China, the first since 2003.

The White House in May announced an agreement with China on a range of market-opening issues.

The deal put hard dates on some previously announced steps, such as China’s opening access to U.S. beef by July 16, and was seen largely as the first fruits from Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit with Trump at his Mar-a-Lago Florida estate in early April.

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  • Family matters
  • On the media
  • Insults
  • Russia

President Trump said in a tweet that his son was "open, transparent and innocent" and again dismissed the Russia investigation as the "greatest Witch Hunt in political history."

That came one day after Donald Trump Jr. disclosed on Twitter a series of emails that revealed his eagerness to hear negative material on Hillary Clinton from a Russian lawyer.

The exchange showed Trump Jr. conversing with a music publicist who wanted him to meet with a "Russian government attorney" who supposedly had dirt on Clinton as "part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump." He was told the Russian government had information that could "incriminate" Clinton and her dealings with Russia.

  • Accolades
  • The economy

In tweets on Wednesday, President Trump alternated between defending his oldest son from criticism stemming from a June 2016 meeting with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer and promoting what the president framed as progress made by his administration.

A pair of tweets touting the economy Wednesday afternoon fell into the latter category.

The day before, major stock indexes veered sharply lower before midday, as news broke that Donald Trump Jr. had released an email chain that showed him discussing plans to receive damaging information about Hillary Clinton from what was described to him as a Russian government effort to aid his father's campaign.

  • Foreign policy
  • His schedule

President Trump arrives in Paris on Thursday for a hastily planned visit to meet with France’s new, young president and attend Bastille Day celebrations, his first public appearances after four days that have been dominated by mounting questions over what he knew about Russian efforts to assist his campaign.

The unusual four-day stretch without a public appearance came as Trump’s administration tried to cope with the most threatening news to date in the long-running Russia inquiry: his eldest son’s attempt last year to get damaging information on Hillary Clinton from a Russian lawyer who was described to him as connected to the Kremlin.

Trump was invited by French President Emmanuel Macron just two weeks ago to see the French national day parade on the city’s grand boulevard, the Champs-Elysees, and mark the 100th anniversary this year of U.S. troops coming to France’s aid in World War I.

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  • Insults
  • Politics and polls

President Trump accused Senate Democrats of obstructing the confirmation of his nominees in a tweet sent Tuesday.

Trump has had fewer nominees confirmed at this point in his presidency than many of his predecessors, according to statistics from the nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service.

But he has also made fewer nominations, the statistics show.

  • Accolades
  • Terrorism

President Trump took to Twitter Tuesday to celebrate "big wins" made in the fight against Islamic State.

His tweet came the day after Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi declared victory “over darkness, over brutality and terrorism” in a speech in Mosul. 

A day earlier, Abadi had gone to Mosul to congratulate the country’s armed forces as they were on the verge of defeating Islamic State militants who had once controlled the city.

President Trump extended his condolences after a Marine Corps transport plane crashed in a soybean field, killing 15 Marines and a Navy corpsman.

Investigators were scouring a remote, rural stretch of the Mississippi Delta on Tuesday for clues about what caused the crash.

The KC-130T aircraft was carrying small-arms ammunition and personal weapons from North Carolina to California when it experienced a “mishap” Monday afternoon, disappearing from air traffic control radar as it passed over Leflore County, Miss., military officials said.

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  • Family matters
  • Accolades
  • Russia
  • Fox News

President Trump promoted an interview with his son, Donald Trump Jr., that was set to air Tuesday night on Fox News' "Hannity."

Trump Jr. said he "probably would have done things a little differently" when he met a Russian attorney during his father's presidential campaign after being promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton, according to interview excerpts released by Fox News on Tuesday afternoon.

But as Trump Jr. found himself at the center of a widening controversy involving the Trump administration's relationship with Russia, the president's son also defended his motivations for taking the June 2016 meeting, telling Sean Hannity, "For me, this was opposition research."

  • His schedule

President Trump says he is trying to land an Olympian deal for Los Angeles.

He tweeted Tuesday that he's "working hard" to bring the Summer Olympics to the city. The International Olympic Committee is choosing between Los Angeles and Paris for hosting the 2024 games.

The United States hasn't hosted a Summer Olympics since the Centennial games in Atlanta in 1996. Salt Lake City hosted the Winter Olympics in 2002.