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Reuters: U.S. factory, consumer sentiment data boost economic outlook

USA Today: Fact check: Trump twists jobs numbers

Reuters: Tillerson delivers stark warning to North Korea of possible military response

Reuters: Missing from Trump’s grand Navy plan: skilled workers to build the fleet

AP: Tillerson: Pre-emptive force an option with NKorea

NPR: One Way To Force Down Drug Prices: Have The U.S. Exercise Its Patent Rights

NPR: Trump’s Budget Plan Cuts Funding For Arts, Humanities And Public Media

CNN Money: What America would look like under the Trump budget – More agents along the border, but a hobbled PBS. A bigger military, but less chance of getting a decent lawyer if you’re poor.

ProPublica: Can Customs and Border Officials Search Your Phone? These Are Your Rights

The Huffington Post: Trump’s Budget Would Have Dire Effects On Local And Regional Arts Programs – The National Endowment for the Arts funds groups in underserved areas — including some that voted overwhelmingly for Trump.

ABC News: Trump wants to slash State Department budget by 28 percent, shift money to defense

CNN: Trump budget blueprint raises questions about disaster aid

NBC News: Justin Trudeau Warns Trump About NAFTA Plan, Says Deal Is Good for U.S. Jobs

The Huffington Post: Trump Budget Cuts International Food Aid Program, Halts Funding For Clean Water In Rural Areas | The budget plan also cuts funding for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

The Huffington Post: Trump Budget Would Gut Legal Aid For Veterans, Domestic Abuse Victims And Disaster Survivors | If the Trump administration gets its way, the Legal Services Corporation is getting the axe.

CNN: Trump has promised big spending on infrastructure. His budget cuts it

FOX News: Trump budget calls for billions for border wall with Mexico

Time: Trump’s Budget Would Kill Funds for a Program That Feeds 2.4 Million Senior Citizens


The New York Times: We Rounded Up Great Political Writing You Shouldn’t Miss

The Hill: Flynn took money from multiple Russian firms

The New York Times: Fact Check: Trump’s Day of Falsehoods and Misleading Claims

The New York Times: ‘I’d Be Hurt and Upset’: Cities Fear Trump’s Cuts to Urban Programs

The New York Times: Trump Digs In on Wiretap, No Matter Who Says Differently

The Guardian: Hawaii judge halts new Trump travel ban, setting stage for epic legal battle