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Trump says he is 'considering' veto of $1.3 trillion budget

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| Congress has already left town for a two-week recess. Earlier Friday morning, the Senate gave final approval of the bill before funding for the government expires at midnight.

China targets $3 billion of US goods in tariff spat


The country's Commerce Ministry said higher duties on pork, apples, steel pipe and other goods would offset Chinese losses due to Trump's tariff hike on steel and aluminum imports.

President Trump orders $50 billion tariffs on China


Trump ordered stiff new tariffs on a wide range of Chinese imports in response to what the White House calls China's unfair treatment of U.S. technology.

Most US teachers want gun control, not guns to carry, poll finds


A Gallup poll finds teachers support measures like background checks for gun buyers, but little enthusiasm for bearing arms.

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg admits mistakes, outlines fixes


Zuckerberg had been quiet since news broke Friday that Cambridge Analytica may have used data improperly obtained from roughly 50 million Facebook users to try to sway elections.

Kushner Cos. profited by false filings on NYC real estate, report says


The Associated Press, working with New York's Housing Rights Initiative, has uncovered dozens of cases in which false applications were filed for building permits in rent-controlled properties.

Putin overwhelmingly wins another 6 years as Russian leader


With ballots from 80 percent of Russia's precincts counted by early Monday, Putin had amassed 76 percent of the vote. Widespread reports of ballot-box stuffing and forced voting likely won't dilute the win.

Trump continues barrage against special counsel Mueller, fired FBI deputy McCabe


Congressional Republicans would not go as far as the president. Sen. Marco Rubio said he remained confident that special counsel Robert Mueller is "fair and thorough" and will "arrive at the truth."

Facebook suspends data firm used in Trump campaign


Cambridge Analytica scraped user data by pretending it was doing research. The company admits it improperly received users' personal info — but denies using it for the campaign.