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In the space of a week, U.S. President Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum went from a “no exemptions” plan to one filled with carve-outs for Canada, Mexico and likely other allies, plus hundreds of products not available domestically.

People familiar with the shift say Trump’s mind was changed by a furious last-ditch lobbying campaign from the Canadian government, Republican lawmakers, business groups and even the United Steelworkers — the very union whose members stand to benefit most from the tariffs.

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