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"The Pentagon order two thousand troops to the Middle East citing threats from Iran. The Trump administration blames Iran's Revolutionary Guards for last week's attacks onto oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, Iran denies any involvement. President Trump will be in Florida tonight to officially kick off his twenty twenty reelection campaign. Here's NPR's tamra. Kief Twenty-three democratic candidates have announced they're running for president in twenty twenty some with big attention grabbing rallies. Now, President Trump is taking his turn, even though he's already held dozens of rallies since taking office, but campaign spokeswoman Kaley. Mcenaney. Mises surprises for this one. I can't have the president, but there will be some rest assured it will be much more than your ordinary rally. This is the presidential announcement. This is history being made last time. It was a small crowd of people in Trump Tower in New York watching Trump descend on an escalator this time, it's an arena that holds twenty thousand with people camped out in line food, trucks, music, and volunteers. Registering people to vote, tamra, Keith NPR news Orlando. This is NPR news from Washington. Business executives and trade groups are telling the Trump administration. Their bottom line is being hurt by the president's tariffs and trade disputes. NPR's gyms Rowley says hearings are underway to examine trade as Trump threatens expanded tariffs on China. The US trade representative's office began hearing from some three hundred witnesses from all kinds of businesses. They include well known companies such as Kenneth Cole new balance, and Gordon, seafood, Trump has proposed twenty-five percent tariffs on another three hundred billion dollars worth of Chinese imports, essentially everything that China's cells to the US will soon face higher tariffs. A few companies are expected to testify in favor of the president's move, but the great majority say they're likely to be hurt by the tariffs, and may have to raise prices on consumers if they go up the hearings will last through next Tuesday. Jim zarroli NPR news. The Federal Reserve begins its latest policy. See meeting today. No change in US interest rates is expected when the fed wraps up its discussions tomorrow. Authorities in Texas say it was a US army veteran wearing a mask and armed with a high powered rifle who opened fire yesterday outside the federal courthouse in downtown Dallas three federal officers confronted. The twenty two year old suspect who was shot and killed some of the buildings windows were shot out, but no one was injured."