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  1. Trump, Dems Shake on North American Trade Pact

    Despite their ongoing impeachment battle, or perhaps because of it, Republicans, their president and Democrats agreed Tuesday on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. It keeps President Trump's campaign promise to replace the unpopular North American Free Trade Agreement while satisfying Democratic labor supporters. Speaker Pelosi said it was "much better than NAFTA" and "infinitely better" than Trump's original proposal, while the president called it the "best and most important deal ever made by the USA."

    What happens now? The full House is likely to approve the USMCA this year, while the Senate may wait until 2020 — after its impeachment trial.

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