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TOP STORIES:

CHINA-TARIFFS-CHANGING MINDS — China is trying to defuse a spiraling tariff war with Washington over technology policy by highlighting gains in other trade-related areas. The head of the country's patent and copyright office says enforcement — once a target of complaints by Beijing's trading partners — has improved and is "very productive." UPCOMING: 700 words, photos after midnight.

CONGRESS-SOCIAL MEDIA — Facebook and Twitter executives plan to defend their companies in two congressional hearings Wednesday, arguing they are aggressively trying to root out foreign actors who want to do the United States harm just weeks before the midterm elections. By Mary Clare Jalonick and Barbara Ortutay. SENT: 900 words, photo.

MARKETS & ECONOMY:

FINANCIAL MARKETS — A report on global markets, starting in Asia and updated through the close of trading on Wall Street.

TRADE GAP — The Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade gap for July. By Paul Wiseman. UPCOMING: 130 words after release of report at 8:30 a.m., 300 words by 9:15 a.m.