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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin listens at right as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting on the federal budget, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump vows to cut waste in first budget

- The Washington Times

President Trump vowed Wednesday that there will be “no more wasted money” in the federal budget as he prepares his first spending plan to be submitted to Congress.

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Support for Obamacare repeal has dipped since Trump took office: Poll

- The Washington Times

The share of voters who want Congress to fully or partially scrap Obamacare has dipped noticeably since January, according to a poll released Wednesday that finds zeal for repeal is waning even as President Trump and congressional Republicans craft plans to gut and replace the law with market-oriented reforms.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks to employees of the EPA in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Emails show ‘close and friendly’ relationship between Pruitt, energy industry: Watchdog group

- The Washington Times

Newly installed EPA administrator Scott Pruitt cultivated a “close and friendly” relationship with oil-and-gas companies during his tenure as Oklahoma attorney general, a watchdog group charged Wednesday, pointing to documents showing Mr. Pruitt’s office worked hand-in-hand with fossil-fuel companies in the fight against Obama-era energy regulations.

President Donald Trump tours the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump condemns recent anti-Semitic incidents

- The Washington Times

President Trump spoke out Tuesday against a rash of anti-Semitic attacks and threats across the country, vowing that his administration would fight every form of bigotry and intolerance.

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More than 30 immigrants freed from jails after policy change

- Associated Press

More than 30 immigrants in the United States illegally were freed from jails in Phoenix over the past four days after the area's new sheriff shortened the length of time that he'll hold such inmates before federal authorities take custody of them.

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly, left, and Guatemala's Foreign Minister Carlos Morales give a joint press conference at the Foreign Affairs Ministry in Guatemala City, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. Kelly is in Guatemala for a two day official visit. (AP Photo/Luis Soto)

DHS chief tells Guatemalans US won't have mass deportations

- Associated Press

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly said Wednesday on a visit to Guatemala that there won't be mass deportations by the Unites States, but he strongly discouraged any Guatemalans from considering the journey north.

Analysis: As China ups heat on NKorea, US faces questions

- Associated Press

China's surprising suspension of North Korean coal imports puts pressure not only on Pyongyang, but also on President Donald Trump. The question for him: Should the U.S. respond with new North Korea negotiations?

Texas bill would bar immigration enforcement in 'safe zones'

Associated Press

A collection of Democratic state senators has proposed legislation prohibiting police from enforcing federal immigration laws in hospitals, schools, churches, courthouses and colleges and universities across Texas.

Gabby Giffords steps into New Mexico firearms debate

Associated Press

Former U.S. Congresswoman and mass shooting survivor Gabrielle Giffords is stepping into a tense debate about whether to require background checks on most private gun sales in New Mexico.

Immigrants change up their routines, brace for arrest

- Associated Press

In Orange County, California, dozens of immigrant parents have signed legal documents authorizing friends and relatives to pick up their children from school and access their bank accounts to pay their bills in the event they are arrested by immigration agents.

Santa Fe City Council to consider immigrant resolution

Associated Press

New Mexico's capital city would reaffirm its long-held position as a community with immigrant-friendly policies under a proposed resolution up for debate at Wednesday's City Council meeting.