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Trump Administration Beats Back Warnings on Tariffs. Trump administration officials are pushing back against overseas officials opposed to planned steel and aluminum tariffs and U.S. executives who warn the move could undermine a strengthening American economy. (Wall Street Journal)
Old oil seeks Silicon Valley swag.
One of the world's largest energy conferences is focusing more than ever on new technologies helping big oil and gas companies cut costs and carbon emissions. (Axios)
Trash in the Fjords? Norway Turns to Drones
. Norway's fjords have long inspired the country's artists and drawn streams of tourists. In winter, their ice-laced surfaces shimmer beside snow-capped mountains: a vision of natural beauty, blissfully untouched. (New York Times)
YouTube Cracks Down on Far-Right Videos as Conspiracy Theories Spread
. YouTube this week cracked down on the videos of some prominent far-right actors and conspiracy theorists, continuing an effort that has become more visible since the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., last month caused a torrent of misinformation to be featured prominently on the site. (New York Times)
Social media's safety reckoning
. Facebook is tasked with fixing problems with how its platform is used - problems with seismic, global consequences. Axios' Kim Hart, David McCabe and Sara Fischer discuss these efforts. (Axios, Video)
Google expansion plans helping to turn NYC into tech hub.
As New York City waits to hear whether it's been chosen as the site for Amazon's second headquarters, recent moves by another tech giant, Google, to expand its footprint in the city are helping to legitimize New York's claim to be Silicon Valley East. (Associated Press)
The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.
The Senate will convene and proceed to executive session to resume consideration of the nomination of Karen Gren Scholer to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas at 3:00 p.m.
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