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Ex-CIA chief: Worries grew of Trump campaign contacts to Russia 6:02pm EDT

WASHINGTON Former CIA director John Brennan said on Tuesday he had noticed contacts between associates of Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia during the 2016 election and grew concerned Moscow had sought to lure Americans down "a treasonous path."

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Leader of moderate Republican House group resigns over healthcare

WASHINGTON One of the leaders of the moderate Republican "Tuesday Group" in the U.S. House of Representatives resigned as co-chairman on Tuesday, citing divisions over efforts to overhaul the nation's healthcare system.

Election 2016, Health 3:19pm 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

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

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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