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1. President Trump has signed a $19.1 billion aid bill for victims of recent natural disasters. The bill will offer relief packages to those communities affected by tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, wildfires, and more, such as Georgia, Florida, California, North Carolina, Iowa, Nebraska, and Puerto Rico. It, for example, will provide farmers with $3 billion to help cover crop losses and give $720 million to the U.S. Forest Service to help prevent future wildfires. The bill will also offer a little over $900 million to Puerto Rico in nutrition assistance and Community Development Block Grant [CDBG] funding, as well as provide Puerto Rico access to billions in billions in already-appropriated CDBG funds. - CNN

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2. Democrats introduced a resolution that officially holds Attorney General William Barr and former White House counsel Donald McGahn in contempt for failing to comply with congressional subpoenas. The resolution also makes it easier for committees to pursue legal action against other Trump administration officials ignoring subpoenas. The House will vote on this resolution on June 11. - REUTERS

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3. A 5 percent tax on all Mexican goods will go into effect on June 10 despite Vice President Pence's remarks the U.S. is "encouraged" by Mexico's most recent proposals. President Trump reportedly plans to declare a national emergency to implement the tariffs. Meanwhile, Mexican and American officials continue negotiations. Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard told the press he agreed to deploy 6,000 National Guard troops to its Guatemalan border to reduce migrant flow. -  ASSOCIATED PRESS

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4. Democratic leaders expressed concern President Trump's Washington D.C. July 4 celebrations will "create the appearance of a televised, partisan campaign rally on the Mall at public expense." In a letter to the president, Democratic Congressional members Raúl Grijalva and Betty McCollum urged Trump to rethink his plans for the July 4 Salute to America event. "We respectfully call on you to look for ways to complement, not conflict with, the Fourth of July celebration, such as considering an earlier time or alternative location for your remarks," they wrote. - POLITICO

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5. Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told top House Democrats she doesn't want to see President Trump be impeached as she "wants to see him in prison" instead. Pelosi made the comments during a meeting with House leaders, who urged the Speaker to allow them to begin the president's impeachment inquiry. In response, Trump attacked Pelosi, calling her an untalented "disgrace" and "a nasty, vindictive, horrible person" who is "incapable of doing deals." - THE WASHINGTON POST

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Written and curated by Inside Dev and Inside Deals Editor Sheena Vasani, a freelance journalist based in California. Proficient in Javascript and Ruby. Got my start at Dev Bootcamp and Thinkful.

Editing team: Kim Lyons (Pittsburgh-based journalist and managing editor at Inside), David Stegon (senior editor at Inside, whose reporting experience includes cryptocurrency and technology), and Bobby Cherry (senior editor at Inside, who’s always on social media).

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