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President vows appeal ... Budget unveiling ... GOP health care overhaul

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 16, 2017 at 2:40 a.m.



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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Donald Trump is accusing a federal judge in Hawaii of "unprecedented judicial overreach" in blocking a revised travel ban hours before it was to take effect today. Saying, "We're going to keep our citizens safe," Trump told a rally in Nashville his administration would appeal the ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is unveiling a $1.15 trillion budget this morning, one that promises to "make America great again." The far-reaching overhaul of federal government spending would slash a dozen departments to finance a significant increase in the military and make a down payment on a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Republican leaders are talking to rank-and-file lawmakers about revising the GOP health care overhaul amid signs of fraying support. The House Budget Committee is set to consider the measure today. Republicans are expressing confidence the bill will be approved, but the vote could be tight.

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is calling on North Korea to abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. Tillerson says the isolated nation "need not fear" the United States. Tillerson made that declaration after meeting his Japanese counterpart today in Tokyo.

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch political parties are preparing to start what will likely be a long process of coalition talks. Prime Minister Mark Rutte's (RUH'-tuhz) right-wing party has easily won national elections, defying polls that suggested a close race with anti-Islam populist Geert Wilders (gayrt VIHL'-durz).

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