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Trump's speech to Congress is a chance for a reset

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WASHINGTON Donald Trump gets a chance to put the rocky start to his presidency behind him on Tuesday night with a speech to the U.S. Congress where he will lay out his plans for the year including a healthcare overhaul and military buildup. | Video

Trump seeks 'historic' U.S. military spending boost, domestic cuts

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump is seeking what he called a "historic" increase in defense spending, but ran into immediate opposition from Republicans in Congress who must approve his plan and said it was not enough to meet the military's needs. | Video

Trump to sign measure to bolster U.S.'s historically black colleges

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will sign a measure on Tuesday aimed at boosting government support for the nation's historically black colleges, a senior White House official said.

5:57am EST

Ex-President Bush says hopeful despite 'pretty ugly' climate in Washington

Former U.S. president George W. Bush has described the political climate in Washington as "pretty ugly" under Donald Trump's presidency but expressed optimism the United States would pull through despite the divisive political discourse.

Politics, Election 2016, 7:16am EST

U.S. attorney general pushes to stop suing local police

WASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Tuesday that the federal government should stop spending money to sue local police departments, signaling a sharp departure from the previous administration's policy toward law enforcement exhibiting patterns of racism or excessive force.

9:27am EST

U.S. appeals court will not put Trump travel ban case on hold

SAN FRANCISCO A federal appeals court on Monday rejected a U.S. Department of Justice request to place on hold an appeal over President Donald Trump's travel ban on people from seven majority-Muslim countries.

Politics, Election 2016 5:13am EST

Judge issues injunction against Pennsylvania district in transgender case

Three transgender high school students in suburban Pittsburgh can use bathrooms that match their gender identity as their federal case against their school district proceeds in court, a judge ruled on Monday.

5:01am EST

Trump to order review of Obama waterway regulation: official

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will sign a measure on Tuesday directing regulators to review an Obama administration regulation that expanded the number of federally protected waterways, a senior White House official said.

Environment 5:03am EST

Light aircraft crashes into California home, killing three on board

LOS ANGELES Three people were killed and two critically injured when their light aircraft crashed into a house on Monday, causing several fires in a residential neighborhood in southern California, the local fire chief said.

4:27am EST

Indians mourn Kansas shooting victim in home-town funeral

NEW DELHI Dozens of people gathered in the Indian city of Hyderabad on Tuesday for the funeral of an engineer shot dead in the United States last week, an attack that has raised fears for the safety of Indians abroad.

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