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The day in Trump: What you might have missed on Wednesday

A porn star dominated the news cycle on Wednesday, but she was far from the only story surrounding the Trump presidency.  (Source: CNN) A porn star dominated the news cycle on Wednesday, but she was far from the only story surrounding the Trump presidency.  (Source: CNN)

(RNN) – As porn star dominates national headlines, plenty of other stories involving President Donald Trump are easy to miss.

To help you keep track of it all, here we’re collecting the most significant news of the day in Trump:

  • Porn actress sues to end silence on alleged Trump affair - Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Tuesday. She alleges that the agreement she signed days before the 2016 presidential election, which prevented her from discussing the alleged sexual encounters, is "null and void and of no consequence" because Trump didn't personally sign it. Her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, said on morning news shows Wednesday that she wants "to set the record straight." He said on NBC there was "no question" Trump knew about the agreement, though he did not offer any proof.
  • EU ready for a 'stupid' trade war if Trump slaps on tariffs - The European Union says it's ready to retaliate against the U.S. over President Donald Trump's proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum - with counter-measures against iconic U.S. products like Harley Davidson motorcycles, Levi's jeans and bourbon.
  • Tillerson aims to show US cares despite Trump's Africa slur - President Donald Trump hasn't spoken much about Africa, and what he's said has been far from flattering. It falls to his top diplomat, on his first official visit to the continent, to show the United States still cares. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived at sunset Wednesday in Ethiopia's capital, the initial stop on a five-country tour that will also take him to Djibouti and Kenya in the east before heading further west to Chad and Nigeria.
  • Trump reopens a seemingly settled video-game debate  - In the wake of the Florida school shooting, President Donald Trump is reviving an old debate over whether violent video games can trigger violent behavior. There's just one problem: Roughly two decades of research has repeatedly failed to uncover any such link.
  • Sessions praises Trump after rare public faceoff - Attorney General Jeff Sessions is praising the president after their latest blow-up. Sessions tells Fox News that Donald Trump "can get things done that I'm not sure any other person in America could get done." Wednesday's comments come less than a week after Trump slammed Sessions' handling of Republican complaints about FBI abuses related to the Russia probe, calling it "disgraceful."
  • Trump shuffle: Suddenly trade guru Navarro takes spotlight - In the squabbling Trump White House, no insider is ever above rebuke and no one blacklisted beyond redemption. Trade adviser Peter Navarro, once barred from sending private emails and spotted skulking in West Wing hallways, has emerged from the chaos ascendant. With his chief ideological rival, Gary Cohn, now headed for the exit, Navarro and his protectionist trade policies are taking center stage as President Donald Trump prepares to impose the steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports that Navarro has long championed.
  • Trump might also be questioning Russia probe witnesses - President Trump reportedly has ignored the counsel of his lawyers on at least two occasions and asked associates about their interviews with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigators.

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