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Pentagon probes Trump's ex-adviser Flynn over foreign payments
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon inspector general has launched an investigation into whether Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, accepted money from foreign entities without the required approval, according to a letter released by House Democrats on Thursday.

Exclusive: Taiwan president says phone call with Trump can take place again
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said a direct phone call with U.S. President Donald Trump could take place again and she urged the self-ruled island's political rival China to step up to its global responsibility to keep the peace as a large nation.

Trump says U.S. will renegotiate trade pact with Canada, Mexico
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was ready to kill the 23-year-old trade agreement with Canada and Mexico but agreed to renegotiate it after pleas from their leaders, expressing optimism about extracting better terms for the United States.

Trump's plan to slash business taxes seen as 'guidepost' by congressional Republicans
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump unveiled a one-page plan on Wednesday proposing deep U.S. tax cuts, many for businesses, that would make the federal deficit balloon if enacted, drawing a cautious welcome from fiscal conservatives and financial markets.

U.S. Republican leaders hunt for votes for healthcare bill
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House Republicans were making headway in efforts to build support for a reworked plan to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, but have not decided when to vote, House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday.

Jobless claims rise, but four-week average at two-month low
filing for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last