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Here’s a list of the agencies and programs Trump’s budget would defund entirely

President Donald Trump speaks at the Israel Museum, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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President Trump’s budget proposal calls for eliminating funding for a number of programs. Here’s a list, and how much those cuts are estimated to save.

// Senate intelligence panel to subpoena two Flynn companies

The Senate intelligence committee says it will subpoena two of former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s businesses.

// Brennan warned Russia against election meddling

Former CIA Director John Brennan told the House intelligence committee on Tuesday that he was the first US official to call out the Russians for their activities.

// Melania refuses to hold Trump’s hand a second time

Hot off the flick seen around the world Monday, Melania Trump pulled a similar move in Italy Tuesday.

// Here’s what Trump and Netanyahu talked about in their private moments together

President Trump spent part of his visit to Israel with open mics nearby, giving a glimpse into his private banter with Prime Minister Netanyahu.

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// Trump’s smoking gun

What more evidence could possibly be needed that President Trump has committed a high crime and misdemeanor?

// Danny Ainge’s son is running for Congress

There’s a Mormon Republican in Utah with Massachusetts connections running for elected office, and it’s not Mitt Romney.

// FCC: No punishment for Stephen Colbert’s crude Trump joke

There will be no fine for Stephen Colbert’s risque joke about President Donald Trump.

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Environmental hires have ties to top level of Baker administration

More than half a dozen hires in Gov. Charlie Baker’s environmental agencies have connections at the highest levels of the administration.

Fox News finds itself in an unaccustomed spot — out of first

Fox News Channel has found itself somewhere it has rarely been the past decade — out of first place.

Trump called ‘SNL’ a ‘terrible show.’ It went on to have a record-shattering season

On Saturday, ‘‘Saturday Night Live’’ concluded its most-watched season in 23 years, a feat it accomplished while ratcheting up political material.

Trump prepares to meet with Pope Francis on Wednesday

The meeting between President Donald Trump and Pope Francis at the Vatican will be the first for the two leaders, who have a contentious history.

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