• In this Feb. 12, 2015 file photo, the Port of Los Angeles, with some cargo loading cranes in the upright and idle position, are seen in this view from the San Pedro area of Los Angeles. In this angry election year, many American voters are skeptical about free trade, or hostile to it. The backlash threatens a pillar of U.S. policy: The United States has long sought global trade. Economists say imports cut prices for consumers and make the U.S. more efficient. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

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  • File-This June 3, 2008, file photo shows then presumptive Democratic nominee Sen. Barack Obama being covered in the hands of supporters after a speech in St. Paul, Minn.  This and other Presidential campaign photography captured by The Associated Press over the past century will be on display at Virginia's Longwood University this fall. The exhibition titled "Citizens and Leaders" will coincide with this year's lone vice presidential debate, which the university will host Oct. 4. The exhibition will run from Sept. 9 through Oct. 16 at the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

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    FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) — Presidential campaign photography captured by The Associated Press over the past century will be on display at Virginia’s Longwood University this fall.

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump welcomes Nigel Farage, ex-leader of the British UKIP party, to speak at a campaign rally in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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    WHY IT MATTERS: Trade

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