The Week Ahead: On Sunday, Colombian voters will choose between a conservative economist and a former rebel in the first presidential runoff since the country’s historic 2016 peace agreement. Tiger Woods joins an all-star lineup of golfers, including Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy, eliminated from the U.S. Open, which concludes Sunday. And on Monday and Tuesday, Senate and House committees, respectively, will hear testimony on a probe into FBI and Justice Department handling of 2016 elections.
Know This: China says the U.S., in imposing heavy tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods, has launched a trade war. Afghan officials say a U.S. drone strike has killed the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, blamed for shooting Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai. And Nicaraguan government and opposition officials have agreed to a truce to end anti-government clashes that have killed some 170 people in recent weeks.
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