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U.S. Congress negotiators set spending plan to avert shutdown, bolster defense 12:53am EDT

WASHINGTON Negotiators in the U.S. Congress reached a deal late on Sunday on around $1 trillion in federal funding that would avert a government shutdown later this week, while handing President Donald Trump a downpayment on his promised military build-up.

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Toned-down White House press dinner carries on without Trump

WASHINGTON The White House press corps gathered on Saturday for its annual black-tie dinner, a toned-down affair this year after Donald Trump snubbed the event, becoming the first incumbent U.S. president to bow out in 36 years. | Video

Election 2016, U.S. Apr 29 2017

Trump to order a study on abuses of U.S. trade agreements

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Saturday seeking to identify any problems caused by the nation's existing trade agreements, including an examination of U.S. involvement in the World Trade Organization, a top trade official said.

Election 2016 Apr 28 2017

Trump pledges fealty to NRA gun lobby

ATLANTA President Donald Trump pledged to uphold Americans' right to possess guns on Friday in a speech that he used to revisit some 2016 election campaign themes from his vow to build a border wall to dismissing a Democratic senator as "Pocahontas." | Video

Election 2016, U.S. Apr 28 2017

Trump's faulty trade math may not make America greater, or richer

WASHINGTON By U.S. President Donald Trump’s math, renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement and other deals will largely pay for the massive tax cuts his cabinet laid out earlier in the week.

Election 2016 Apr 28 2017

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