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U.S. cutting $65M in Palestinian aid

U.N. refugee agency told to change

By MATTHEW LEE The Associated Press

This article was originally published January 17, 2018 at 3:29 a.m. Updated January 17, 2018 at 3:29 a.m.

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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The Trump administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, cutting the year's first contribution by more than half or perhaps entirely, and making additional donations contingent on major changes to the organization, according to U.S. officials. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

President Donald Trump's administration on Tuesday cut tens of millions of dollars in money for Palestinian refugees, demanding that the U.N. agency responsible for the programs undertake a "fundamental re-examination," the State Department said.

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