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Trump budget plan slashes food stamps, healthcare for poor 9:15pm EDT

WASHINGTON The White House is set to deliver President Donald Trump's first full budget to lawmakers on Tuesday, a plan that would slash funding for healthcare and food assistance programs for the poor while it trims the deficit.

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Texas border county of El Paso sues to halt 'sanctuary cities' law

AUSTIN, Texas The heavily Hispanic Texas border county of El Paso filed suit in federal court on Monday to halt a new law backed by the state's Republican leaders to punish "sanctuary cities," saying the measure was vague, cruel and unconstitutional.

Election 2016 7:35pm EDT
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Trump asked two top intelligence officials to deny Russia collusion: Washington Post

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump urged two senior intelligence officials in March to publicly deny there was any evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, the Washington Post reported on Monday, citing current and former officials.

Election 2016 6:44pm EDT
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Trump close to picking outside counsel for Russia probe: Washington Post

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump is seeking outside counsel to help him during investigations into his campaign and Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, and has narrowed the search to four prominent attorneys, the Washington Post reported on Monday.

Election 2016, Russia 6:55pm EDT
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Senate confirms Iowa Governor Branstad as ambassador to China

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Monday to confirm Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, one of the U.S. politicians most closely acquainted with China, as President Donald Trump's ambassador to Beijing.

Election 2016, China 6:59pm EDT

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