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Trump administration launches national security investigation into steel imports

Trump administration launches national security investigation into steel imports

The Trump administration has launched an investigation into whether foreign imports of steel compromise U.S. national security, a step toward fulfilling a campaign promise of cracking down more severely on the unfair trading practices of countries like China.

President Donald Trump gathered with steel industry executives and press in the Oval Office Thursday to sign a memo directing the Commerce Department to expedite the investigation, which was officially launched Wednesday night. Trump called the signing "a historic day for American steel and, most importantly, for American steelworkers."

Trump added that the administration would release further information in the...

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