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Trump to unveil budget ... Revised ban blocked ... Sweden warns of 'serious threat against the security' of country

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 16, 2017 at 6:50 a.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will be unveiling his $1.15 trillion budget today. It proposes big cuts in foreign aid, the Environmental Protection Agency and numerous other departments, but injects some $54 billion more into the U.S. military and begins funding for the wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.

HONOLULU (AP) — Another blow to the Trump administration in its efforts to carry out a travel ban on people from several predominantly Muslim countries. Just hours before the revised ban was to take effect today, a federal judge in Hawaii blocked Trump's executive action, rejecting the government's claims that the travel ban is about national security, not discrimination.

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The head of Sweden's domestic intelligence agency says there is "a real and serious threat against the security" of the country, which "has an increased military strategic importance." Anders Thornberg, the head of intelligence, says the agency has "never had a bigger and more complex task." He says that cooperation with others — at home and abroad — is crucial. Thornberg hasn't released details.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A lawmaker in the Philippines has filed an impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte (doo-TEHR'-tay) because of the thousands of deaths in his anti-drug crackdown and alleged corruption. Rep. Gary Alejano's complaint alleges that Duterte violated the constitution, committed bribery and corruption and betrayed the public trust with his actions, including the crackdown that has sparked extrajudicial killings.

LONDON (AP) — A committee of British lawmakers says former British Prime Minister Tony Blair won't face an investigation into whether he misled Parliament before the 2003 Iraq invasion unless new evidence emerges. A seven-year official inquiry into the war has cleared Blair of allegations that he had made a "personal and demonstrable decision to deceive Parliament or the public."

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