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Everything we know about the Manchester attack

A 22-year-old British man detonated a homemade bomb at Manchester Arena on Monday after an Ariana Grande concert, an act of terror that killed 22 people and injured dozens of others. The explosion, which is currently being treated as a terrorist plot, is the deadliest attack in London since July 2005 suicide bombings in London claimed more than 50 lives. ...

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Lawmakers demand documents, testimony from U.S. contractor in Iraq sex trafficking case

WASHINGTON — A congressional investigative panel is demanding documents and testimony from an embattled U.S. defense contractor accused of failing to promptly disclose human trafficking on a base in Iraq. An investigation by The Associated Press this month found that Sallyport Global fired two of its investigators after they uncovered evidence of the trafficking as well as alcohol smuggling and ...

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After Flynn turns down Senate intel request, panel seeks narrower batch of documents related to Russia

RELATED CONTENT Michael Flynn invokes 5th Amendment, declines to hand over Russia-related documents Report: Trump urged Comey to drop Flynn probe, detailed in memo WATCH: Trump spokesman calls Michael Flynn probe ‘appropriate’ The Senate intelligence committee is seeking a narrower batch of documents and information from former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn than the panel initially sought in a subpoena. ...

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What Trump’s budget proposal means for science, health and tech

0SHARESShare RELATED CONTENT Who are the winners and losers in Trump’s budget proposal? WATCH: Democrats criticize Trump’s budget proposal Trump’s proposed $4.1 trillion budget eyes deep domestic cuts President Trump’s budget proposal includes huge cuts to food stamps The White House’s full budget request for 2018 , sent to Congress on Tuesday, seeks sharp cuts to cancer research, climate science ...

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With deportation uptick, immigrant parents fear worst for children with disabilities

0SHARESShare Every few minutes, Abril begins to choke. Diagnosed as a baby with severe cerebral palsy and epilepsy, the Santa Cruz, Calif., 8-year-old has never spoken, or walked or cleared her own throat. Dozens of times a day, her parents, Rafael and Sonia, use a special machine to suction out saliva and phlegm from their oldest daughter’s mouth. Because choking ...

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Who are the winners and losers in Trump’s budget proposal?

0SHARESShare WASHINGTON — The poor and the disabled are big losers in President Donald Trump’s $4.1 trillion budget proposal while the Pentagon is a big winner. Trump’s plan for the budget year beginning Oct. 1 makes deep cuts in safety net programs, including Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. The proposal also includes big cuts in Social Security’s disability ...

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Changes to visa program put foreign-born doctors in limbo

Just a few months ago, the future appeared promising and certain for Dr. Sunil Sreekumar Nair. A citizen of the United Kingdom, he was completing his residency in internal medicine at a Brooklyn hospital, and he had accepted a job in a hospital near Fort Smith, Arkansas, a rural area with a severe shortage of doctors. Then the Trump administration ...

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In Middle East tour, Trump makes personal appeal to both sides for peace

JERUSALEM — President Donald Trump made a personal appeal for peace between Israel and the Palestinians, calling on both sides to put aside the “pain and disagreements of the past,” as he closed a four-day swing through the Middle East Tuesday. RELATED CONTENT After tone-shifting speech in Saudi Arabia, Trump broaches peace prospects in Israel On Iran and anti-extremism, Trump ...

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Advocates slam Trump’s proposed reduction in aid for college students

0SHARESShare WASHINGTON — Education advocates say President Donald Trump’s budget contradicts his campaign pledge to make college more affordable with its proposed elimination of subsidized student loans and cuts in other programs that help students pay tuition. The 2018 budget, unveiled Tuesday, slashes funding for the Education Department by 13.5 percent. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said in a statement that ...

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Trump touts the ‘ultimate’ peace deal in the Middle East. But what kind of deal will that be?

0SHARESShare In his four-day tour of the Middle East, President Donald Trump touted the “ultimate” peace deal. The real question is: What kind of deal will that be? RELATED CONTENT Trump’s overseas trip doesn’t stop storm brewing at home over Russia President Trump: Israelis and Arabs share ‘common cause’ against Iran Trump calls on Arab world to unite against extremism ...

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