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No cuts to U.S. entitlement programs in Trump budget: Mnuchin

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's first budget proposal will spare big social welfare programs such as Social Security and Medicare from any cuts, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in an interview broadcast on Sunday.

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Britain's Farage posts picture of 'dinner with The Donald'

LONDON British anti-EU campaigner Nigel Farage posted a picture of him having "dinner with The Donald" on Twitter, the latest meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and the critic of Prime Minister Theresa May.

World, Twitter 11:40am EST

Euro zone economy: real recovery or another Sirens' song?

LONDON Over the years, euro zone economic growth has been a bit like the Sirens in Homer's Odyssey: singing a song of promise, only to end up pulling you onto the rocks. Will it be different this time?

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Iraqi forces aim to secure Mosul bridge, link up to east bank

MOSUL, Iraq U.S.-backed Iraqi forces pushed deeper into western Mosul on Sunday, aiming to capture a bridge across the Tigris which would link the city's government-held eastern bank with the ongoing offensive against remaining militants in the west. | Video

World, United Nations, Iraq 12:43pm EST

Actor Bill Paxton, known for roles in 'Big Love,' 'Titanic,' dies at 61

American actor Bill Paxton, who rose to stardom with roles in Hollywood blockbusters such as "Aliens" and "Titanic," has died at age 61 after complications from surgery, his family said in a statement on Sunday.

Entertainment, Film, People 11:53am EST

Escape with 'La La Land' or time to get real? Oscars face choice

LOS ANGELES The red carpet has been rolled out and the champagne is on ice for Hollywood's big night on Sunday, but the biggest question may not be who will win but how much politics will rain on the "La La Land" Oscar parade.

Entertainment, Film 1:39pm EST
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Transgender teenage wrestler wins Texas state championship

Mack Beggs, a 17-year-old high school wrestler who is transitioning from female to male, took home gold in the 110-weight class of the Texas girls state championship after the state refused to allow the student to compete against boys. | Video