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U.S. senators say Pentagon budget plan would use 'slush fund' for Trump border wall


Democratic U.S. senators berated top Defense Department officials on Thursday over the Trump administration's plan to sidestep Congress by using money intended for ongoing wars to finance the president's long-desired border wall with Mexico. (Reuters Politics) More More

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