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Trump to propose big cuts to safety net in new budget, slashing Medicaid and opening door to other limits

By Damian Paletta WASHINGTON POST President Trump’s first major budget proposal on Tuesday will include massive cuts to Medicaid and call for changes to anti-poverty programs that would give states new power to limit a range of benefits, people familiar with the planning said, despite growing unease in Congress about cutting the safety net. For […]

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Justice Dept. focuses on police treatment of mentally ill

By ERIC TURNER, Associated Press August 29, 2016 WASHINGTON–Justice Department lawyers investigating police agencies for claims of racial discrimination and excessive force are increasingly turning up a different problem: officers’ interactions with the mentally ill. The latest example came in Baltimore, where a critical report on that department’s policies found that officers end up in […]