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A cruel, cruel budget

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President Donald Trump has released his budget proposal, and it’s a cruel, cruel thing. It would destroy the health care of at least 14 million poor people, while setting aside $1.6 billion for the border wall (which won’t be near enough to build it.) It’s also bad for student loan borrowers, and, well, most people. Basically, the government wants you to believe that decimating welfare will grow the economy — but it won’t.

ICYMI: Republicans are rallying behind a plan to phase out health care for poor people.

CREDIT: AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth

An explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England killed 22 people and left 59 injured. Leaders around the world condemned the attack, but the tone ranged — many U.S. commentators were quick to blame religion and ideology, while leaders from numerous Muslim-majority nations offered unity and solidarity.

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Democrats are warning against an “unlawful” withholding of funds at the Department of Energy.

Ancestry.com is a scary thing.

The Trump administration is limiting protected status for Haitians to six months — meaning many could be sent back to a country still reeling from earthquake damage.

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“This program is dangerously out of step with what people need. This proposal itself could well do more harm than good.”

— Vicki Shabo, vice president at the National Partnership for Women & Families, on Trump’s updated paid leave plan


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