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Skimm This: Taliban Talks, China Tariffs, and a Very Long Cruise

Sep 3, 2019

It’s September 3rd. Today, we Skimm’d This: 

  • The US is reportedly nearing a peace deal with the Taliban. If President Trump signs off on it, 5,000 troops could come home within five months, and the end of the US war in Afghanistan could finally be in sight.

  • Sunday witnessed a new escalation in the US-China trade war: the US imposed 15% tariffs on about $110 billion of Chinese goods. We’ll break down why China is taking the US to court

  • You don’t have to become an actor to see your face on the big screen: a new deepfake app will do it for you. Just read the fine print.

  • And finally: the longest cruise has set sail. 

theSkimm: US and Taliban negotiators are reportedly closing in on a deal that lead to a drawdown of US troops in Afghanistan. The deal could be a way to help the US end the longest war in its history, but some worry it could put Afghanistan on a path back to Taliban control. We’ll break down what we know about the deal so far. Meanwhile, the latest round of US tariffs have just kicked in against Chinese products – and these tariffs could hit your wallet. Also on today’s show: another app wants your face, and a new cruise is testing just how much time you want to spend with your friends. 

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