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Donald Trump budget proposal to force millions off food stamps

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Millions of people will be driven off food stamps as part of the spending cuts being planned for Donald Trump’s first budget. The President’s proposals would cut up to $1.7trillion over the next ten years, with saving coming from cuts to programmes such as Medicaid, federal employee pensions, welfare benefits and farm subsidies. The Washington Post said Mr Trump would cut $800bn alone from Medicaid, the state-federal programme that provides health care to low-income citizens.

Appeals Court: Wikimedia Lawsuit Challenging NSA Spying Will Move Forward

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A lawsuit that makes a case that the National Security Agency spying on Americans with the "Upstream" program is illegal was allowed to move forwrd on Tuesday, according to The Washington Post. The program collects communications as they move in and out of the country through the main cables of the internet, the three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appears for the 4th Circuit wrote that “Wikimedia has plausibly alleged that its communications travel all of the roads that a communication can take, and that the NSA seizes all of the communications along at least one of those roads."“Thus, at least at this stage of the litigation, Wikimedia has standing to sue for a violation of the Fourth...

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Tensions deepen between Saudi, Iran, US after Trump visit

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The yawning gap between Tehran and Washington has grown even wider with US President Donald Trump's latest efforts to isolate Iran, which accused the United States of "milking" Saudi Arabia for petro-dollars. Trump's choice of Saudi Arabia, Iran's bitter regional rival, for his first official foreign visit reflects the deep antagonism of his administration towards the Islamic republic. The US president signed a giant list of deals, worth a total of $380 billion, including $110 billion for weapons that will invariably find their way into the numerous conflicts of the region -- including Syria, Yemen and Iraq -- where Riyadh and Tehran often find themselves on opposing sides.

S. Korea tourist numbers hammered by China boycott

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Chinese tourist numbers to South Korea plunged by two-thirds in April after Beijing banned tour groups over Seoul's deployment of a US missile defence system, official statistics showed. Beijing imposed a boycott from March 15 on Chinese tour groups visiting the South in a spat over the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system. Washington and Seoul say it is purely to defend against threats from nuclear-armed North Korea, but Beijing fears it could undermine its own nuclear deterrent and has reacted with fury, imposing a series of measures seen as economic retaliation.

Trump budget slashes money of clean air and water programs

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump Administration budget released Tuesday slashes funding for the Environmental Protection Agency by nearly one-third, eliminating more than 3,800 jobs while imposing dramatic cuts to clean air and water programs.

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Turkey summons U.S. envoy over Washington street brawl

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Turkey summoned the U.S ambassador on Monday to protest the treatment of Turkish security officials in the United States during a visit by President Tayyip Erdogan last week, the foreign ministry said. A brawl erupted between protesters and Turkish security personnel outside the Turkish ambassador's residence during Erdogan's visit to Washington to meet U.S. President Donald Trump. Turkey blamed the violence on demonstrators linked to the militant Kurdistan Workers Party while Washington's police chief described the incident as a "brutal attack" on peaceful protesters.

Mueller Cleared by DOJ Ethics Experts to Lead Russia Probe

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Justice Department ethics experts Tuesday cleared Robert Mueller to lead the Russia probe, The Washington Post reported.


On Washington: Republicans Will Reject Trump’s Budget, but Still Try to Impose Austerity

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President Trump’s plan, though dead on arrival, will influence congressional deliberations, and its most consequential effect may be to push authors of House and Senate bills to the right.

Senate Intelligence Committee Rachets Up Pressure On Flynn

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The Senate Intelligence Committee stepped up the level of intimidation on retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn Tuesday, issuing two new subpoena for information from the former national security adviser’s companies and challenging his lawyer’s refusal to comply with an existing subpoena for documents detailing his contacts with Russian officials, The Washington Post reported. “A business does not have the right to take the Fifth (Amendment).” – Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.)Committee Chair Richard Burr (R-NC) pledged to “keep all options on the table” regarding Flynn.eport said Burr and Warner announced they would subpoena documents from the two Flynn businesses they were aware of, Flynn...

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The Latest: Senate panel narrows Flynn document request

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on investigations into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. election (all times local):

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