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Trump seeks to slash $3.6 trillion of spending in austere budget May 23 2017

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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Trump retains Marc Kasowitz as private attorney for Russia probe: source

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump has tapped a longtime legal adviser to serve as his private attorney while a special counsel investigates whether his campaign worked with Russia in last year's election, a source familiar with the decision told Reuters Tuesday.

Election 2016, Russia May 23 2017

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 May 23 2017

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 May 23 2017

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 May 23 2017

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