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Congress approves one-week budget extension to avoid government shutdown 12:10pm EDT

WASHINGTON The U.S. Congress passed and sent to President Donald Trump legislation to pay for federal government operations through May 5 and avoid agency shutdowns that otherwise would have begun on Saturday.

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Exclusive: Trump spurns Taiwan president's suggestion of another phone call

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday spurned the Taiwanese president’s suggestion that the two leaders hold another phone call, saying he did not want to create problems for Chinese President Xi Jinping when Beijing appears to be helping efforts to rein in North Korea. | Video


Exclusive: Trump vows to fix or scrap South Korea trade deal, wants missile system payment

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump told Reuters on Thursday he will either renegotiate or terminate what he called a "horrible" free trade deal with South Korea and said Seoul should pay for a U.S. anti-missile system that he priced at $1 billion. | Video


Exclusive: Trump says he thought being president would be easier than his old life

WASHINGTON He misses driving, feels as if he is in a cocoon, and is surprised how hard his new job is. | Video

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'Get off of Twitter': As Trump nears Day 100, some stirrings of discontent

CLEARWATER, Fla. Some of his supporters fret that President Donald Trump is backing himself into a corner with promises that can’t be kept. Others lament he is not pulling America from international conflicts as he vowed – or say he should “get off of Twitter.” | Video

Election 2016, U.S. 12:11pm EDT

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