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Trump budget poised to slash healthcare for poor, other programs


WASHINGTON The White House is set to release President Donald Trump's first full budget on Tuesday, a plan that will include a cut of more than $800 billion from the Medicaid program for the poor and reductions in other social spending.

Trump administration wants Obamacare subsidy case put on hold, again

WASHINGTON The Trump administration asked on Monday that a major federal court case weighing the fate of the Obamacare cost-sharing subsidies be put on hold again, leaving billions of dollars in payments to insurers up in the air for 2017 and 2018.

Texas House passes 'bathroom bill' targeting public schools

AUSTIN, Texas The Texas House of Representatives gave formal approval on Monday to a bill that would restrict bathroom access for transgender students in public schools, a measure that critics say promotes discrimination against such children.

Politics, Election 2016, 4:28pm EDT

New England prep school: 13 past staffers engaged in sexual misconduct

BOSTON An elite New Hampshire prep school acknowledged on Monday that 13 former members of its staff engaged in sexual misconduct with students in incidents dating back decades, following an independent review by a Boston law firm.

1:47pm EDT

Ex-employee of U.S. defense firm pleads guilty in espionage case

A former employee of a U.S. defense contractor has pleaded guilty to charges of attempting to sell sensitive satellite information to a person he believed was a Russian intelligence agent, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday.

6:46pm EDT

Father of tourist killed in NYC attack: 'She loved Times Square'

NEW YORK A framed tribute from the father of an 18-year-old Michigan woman killed last week in New York's Times Square appeared on Monday morning near the spot where a driver intentionally hit her, circled by a rain-soaked mound of flowers and stuffed toys.

2:59pm EDT

Three teenagers denied bail in Mississippi boy's shooting death

Three Mississippi teenagers charged in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy killed last week after his mother's car was stolen from a grocery store parking lot were denied bail on Monday, local media reported.

4:25pm EDT

Scandal-plagued Fox News hit with more lawsuits in U.S. court

Fox News was hit with new sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuits on Monday, adding to the catalog of complaints that has rattled the U.S. cable news network and its corporate parent 21st Century Fox Inc .

Television, 3:21pm EDT

Mississippi lawmaker 'sorry' he urged lynching for statue removal

A Mississippi state lawmaker who called for the lynching of Louisiana officials for removing pro-slavery era monuments apologized on Monday after his comments sparked a firestorm of criticism.

Politics, Election 2016, 4:19pm EDT

U.S. to release grant funds for California rail project

WASHINGTON The U.S. Transportation Department said on Monday it will release grant funds for a project to electrify a northern California commuter rail system.

3:34pm EDT

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