Trump visits Dayton & El Paso. Trump comforts, but also fires back as he faces protests and is blamed by some Democrats and media for shootings (The Hill).

Economy & Trade Wars. Trade and currency mistakes are eroding economic growth (Wall Street Journal opinion).Businesses, farmers brace for new phase in trade war (The Hill).

2020 election. Biden once called for a ban on sanctuary cities; current position is unclear (The Hill). Nate Cohn: Don’t assume Trump’s approval rating can’t climb higher (New York Times). ‘Medicare for all’ complicates Democrats’ pitch to retake Senate (The Hill).

World affairs. United Nations warns that soil loss and climate change threaten world’s food supply (New York Times). Trump’s ambitions as a peacemaker are crashing against harsh world realities (Politico).

Gun control. Poll says strong support exists for assault weapons ban, while Demos & GOP are divided on other measures to prevent shootings (Morning Consult).

Criminal justice. Trump ‘very strongly’ considering commuting Rob Blagojevich sentence (The Hill).

Immigration. ICE agents raid Mississippi work sites, arrest 680 illegal immigrants (Washington Post).