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The notion that more police equals less crime grew out of the successful strategies in New York in the 1990s that shifted the emphasis from solving crimes to deterrence. (Associated Press/File)

COPS grant program past its ‘peak,’ gets slashed in Trump budget

- The Washington Times

There is little doubt that the COPS grant program, sprung from the 1994 crime bill, helped craft the modern approach to community-based policing. The cash was supposed to be a six-year infusion of federal taxpayer money to encourage local police and sheriff’s departments to focus on communities by putting 100,000 more officers on the streets.

President Donald Trump greets people during a St. Patrick's Day reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 15, 2018. Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar presented Trump with a traditional gift of a bowl of shamrocks. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump administration blames Russian hackers with targeting energy grid, critical infrastructure

- The Washington Times

Russian government hackers have spent the last two years waging cyberattacks against U.S. government entities and multiple critical infrastructure sectors, the Trump administration said Thursday, marking the first time the White House has officially accused the Kremlin of attempting to breach its power grid amid rising tensions between Washington and Moscow.

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FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2017, file photo, the U.S. Capitol in the early morning in Washington. Top-level Capitol Hill talks on a massive $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill are reaching a critical stage as negotiators confront immigration issues, abortion-related controversies, and a battle over a massive rail project that pits President Donald Trump against his most powerful Democratic adversary. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Shutdown looming, Congress and White House seek budget deal

- Associated Press

Congressional leaders and the White House are pressing to strike an accord on a $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill, though disputes remain over immigration, abortion and a massive rail project that pits President Donald Trump against his most powerful Democratic adversary.

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi, left, is welcomed to Parliament House by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during her state visit in Canberra Monday, March 19,2018. The Nobel Peace laureate who has been widely condemned over her country's treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority arrived in Sydney at the weekend for a summit of Southeast Asian leaders. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)

Myanmar's Suu Kyi welcomed to Australian amid protests

- Associated Press

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's was feted in Australia on Monday with a military honor guard and 19-gun salute as part of a state visit that has provoked protests over her response to her country's violent campaign against Rohingya Muslims.

FILE - In this Thursday, March 15, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump talks with reporters during a meeting with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington. In a series of blistering tweets on Saturday, March 17, 2018, Trump falsely asserted that the House Intelligence Committee has concluded there was no collusion between his presidential campaign and Russia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump strains truth in tweets on Russia probe

- Associated Press

President Donald Trump's latest barrage of tweets attacking investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election stretched the bounds of credulity, from false claims that "no crime" had been uncovered to assertions that his campaign had been cleared of collusion with Russia.

In this March 17, 2018, photo, people pass by a TV screen showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, and U.S. President Donald Trump during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. Top U.S., South Korean and Japanese officials have discussed how to achieve a complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula ahead of upcoming inter-Korean and U.S.-North Korean summit talks. The signs read: " The possible reshuffle of U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

US, South Korea, Japan discuss denuclearization, summits

- Associated Press

Top U.S., South Korean and Japanese officials discussed how to achieve the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula during weekend talks ahead of upcoming inter-Korean and U.S.-North Korean summits, Seoul said Monday.

Attack on polio vaccination team in Pakistan kills 3

- Associated Press

Militants have ambushed a polio vaccination team in a remote tribal region in Pakistan, killing two of the medical workers and seriously wounding another two, officials said Sunday.