The Hajj, Another Quake and Venezuelan Flight
The Week Ahead: About 1.6 million Muslims will begin the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca today. On Wednesday, President Trump will present the Congressional Medal of Honor to the family of Air Force Tech Sgt. John Chapman, left for dead in 2002 on an Afghan mountain, where he died fighting off Taliban attackers. And China and the U.S. plan to impose new round of retaliatory tariffs on each other’s goods on Thursday, but negotiators are attempting to reach a trade deal to end the dispute.
Know This: Another earthquake, with a magnitude of 6.3, rocked Indonesia’s Lombok island today, two weeks after a devastating temblor killed 460 people. Ecuador has stopped admitting Venezuelans fleeing their nation’s economic and political turmoil without a passport. And President Trump has said he “won’t let” social media companies, which recently banned conspiracy theorist and presidential ally Alex Jones, silence conservative voices.
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