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Trump May Roll Out Probe Into China and Intellectual Property Theft: Sources

Plans could change for Monday — it's not definite that Trump will announce an investigation

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    Trump May Roll Out Probe Into China and Intellectual Property Theft: Sources
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    In this file photo, President Donald Trump talks to reporters on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.

    President Donald Trump may roll out a long-expected initiative to investigate China's trade practices on Monday, with emphasis on alleged intellectual property theft, two administration sources told NBC News.

    Alleged intellectual property theft by China has been an issue of particular concern to Silicon Valley.

    If Trump announces the investigation, it would come at a time Trump and members of his administration have called on China to do more to rein in North Korea amid recent intercontinental ballistic missile tests.

    Trump said Friday that he planned to call Chinese President Xi Jinping that evening.

    Steve Bannon Out as White House Chief Strategist

    [NATL] Steve Bannon Out as White House Chief Strategist

    Steve Bannon has departed the White House, where he was President Donald Trump’s chief strategist. His tenure lasted seven months. White House chief of staff John Kelly and Bannon mutually agreed that Friday would be Bannon’s last day, according to a statement from the press secretary that said they were “grateful for his service.”

    (Published Friday, Aug. 18, 2017)