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White House budget chief defends plan in face of opposition

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House budget chief on Wednesday delivered a spirited defense of President Donald Trump's proposal to slash programs from food stamps to health care for the poor in the face of strong Democratic opposition and Republican skepticism.

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New Mexico lawmakers move to restore vetoed funding

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Despite resistance from the governor, New Mexico lawmakers pushed forward with a string of tax and fee increases Wednesday during a special legislative session to restore funding for higher education and the Legislature.
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UK's Diallo withdraws from NBA Draft, opts to fulfill college dream

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Hamidou Diallo never got the chance to play at Rupp Arena last year. He will get that opportunity next season after withdrawing his name from the NBA Draft late Wednesday night.
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Rural Baptist church baptizes 900 people in past 6 years

GADSDEN, Ala. (BP) – In 1995, Joey Hanner was a trucker who was about to give up on his marriage – and he was one Sunday service away from giving up on church.
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New Zealand to spend budget windfall on roads and cut taxes

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's conservative government is planning to reduce taxes and spend more money on building roads and railways as it looks to cash in on a thriving economy.

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