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A white LED lamp next to the Colosseum in Rome on March 20. Rome is undergoing a citywide switch to the cheaper, more environmentally friendly LED lights, prompting anger among residents and critics who say the white lights dim Rome's old world charm. [New York Times]

'Candlelit dinner' vs. 'frozen-food aisle'; streetlights but Romans in a dark mood

ROME — As far as guided tours of central Rome go, this one was a downer. "Look over there, at that 'Virgin and Child,' with that ugly lamp above it, casting such a harsh outline," said Nathalie Naim, a municipal council member, pointing to a framed image on a wall. Near the Colosseum, another outrage. "This used to …

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Nunes met intelligence source on White House grounds

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  1. White House eyeing $18 billion list of social program cuts

    National

    WASHINGTON — The White House is following up its longshot roster of budget cuts with a wish list of $18 billion worth of immediate reductions, including cuts to medical research, infrastructure, and community development grants.

    U.S. Navy veteran Stephen Matthews sits for a photograph in the bedroom of a relative's home in Warwick, R.I., in 2016, where he and his family lived after being evicted from their home. Through federal assistance, Matthews received a voucher that would pay about two-thirds of his rent, and found a place to live in late December after a six-month search. President Donald Trump's proposed 2018 budget eliminates an independent agency that coordinates the efforts of several federal agencies which play a role in preventing and ending homelessness. Nonprofits and local government officials said it would be harder to house the rest of the nation's homeless veterans without the council's guidance, leadership and coordination. [Associated Press]
  2. Nunes facing pressure to step away from House Russia probe (w/video)

    National

    WASHINGTON — House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes faced growing calls Tuesday to step away from the panel's Russia investigation as revelations about a secret source meeting on White House grounds raised questions about his and the panel's independence.

    White House Press secretary Sean Spicer speaks to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, March 27, 2017. [Associated Press]
  3. Trump takes aim at Obama's efforts to curb global warming (w/video)

    National

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will take the most significant step yet in obliterating his predecessor's environmental record Tuesday, instructing federal regulators to rewrite key rules curbing U.S. carbon emissions.

    Proposals for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in President Donald Trump's first budget are displayed at the Government Printing Office in Washington. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on March 29 that will suspend, rescind, or flag for review more than half-a-dozen measures that were part of former President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to curb global warming. [Associated Press]
  4. 'Candlelit dinner' vs. 'frozen-food aisle'; streetlights but Romans in a dark mood

    World

    ROME — As far as guided tours of central Rome go, this one was a downer.

    A white LED lamp next to the Colosseum in Rome on March 20. Rome is undergoing a citywide switch to the cheaper, more environmentally friendly LED lights, prompting anger among residents and critics who say the white lights dim Rome's old world charm. [New York Times]
  5. Nunes met intelligence source on White House grounds

    National

    WASHINGTON — Rep. Devin Nunes of California, the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, met on the White House grounds with a source who showed him secret U.S. intelligence reports a day before he revealed that President Donald Trump or his closest associates may have been "incidentally" swept up …