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Democrats slam Trump budget, GOP offers faint praise or none
Democrats slam Trump budget, GOP offers faint praise or none

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats predictably slammed President Donald Trump's Thursday budget request, which mixed increases for the military and border security with remarkable austerity for many domestic programs. Perhaps more telling, however, was the reaction from Republicans, who gave it polite praise or none at all.

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Colombia's Santos may have received Odebrecht contributions

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - A corruption scandal that has spread across Latin America is inching closer to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos amid new evidence that suggests a Brazilian construction company paid $1 million for an opinion poll carried out during his re-election campaign.

Pakistan opens border crossing with Afghanistan amid rising tensions

By Jibran Ahmed PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan said on Monday it would open border crossings for two days to allow through Afghans with valid visas after Islamabad shut the frontier because it said militants accused of a series of attacks were being sheltered in the neighboring country. Relations between the countries are tense, and each routinely accuses the other of doing too little to prevent Taliban fighters and other militants from operating in its territory. Pakistan has blamed the attacks last month, in which more than 130 people were killed, on Pakistani militants taking shelter in Afghanistan.

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