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Trump seeks to slash $3.6 trillion of spending in austere budget 10:16pm EDT

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump asked lawmakers on Tuesday to cut $3.6 trillion in government spending over the next decade, taking aim at healthcare and food assistance programs for the poor in an austere budget that also boosts the military. | Video

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Mueller cleared by U.S. ethics experts to head Russia probe

WASHINGTON Former FBI Director Robert Mueller has been cleared by U.S. Department of Justice ethics experts to oversee an investigation into possible collusion between then-candidate Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign and Russia, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

Election 2016 12:22pm EDT

Illinois Senate Democrats pass budget plan, hurdles seen in House

CHICAGO Democratic lawmakers in the Illinois Senate on Tuesday voted in favor of a budget and tax package that includes hikes to income and sales taxes in a go-it-alone effort to break the state's long-running budget impasse eight days before the end of the legislative session.

Election 2016 7:28pm EDT
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Trump proposes deep U.S. spending cuts in Mexico, Central America

MEXICO CITY President Donald Trump on Tuesday proposed drastically slashing U.S. foreign aid spending in Mexico and Central America, which are struggling with drug violence, graft and poverty that prompts many from the troubled region to migrate north.

Election 2016, Mexico 4:56pm EDT
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U.S. defense budget proposal sees modest increase despite hawkish rhetoric

WASHINGTON While U.S. President Donald Trump's budget proposal for national defense increases spending, it falls short of campaign promises to rebuild the Navy and a "historic" increase in military spending.

Election 2016 5:37pm EDT

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