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Ever since President Donald Trump's Education Secretary,  Betsy DeVos, released her budget outlining major cuts to services for the disabled, special education and completely defunding Special Olympics, people expressed outrage.

But in a bizarre series of events,  Trump and DeVos appeared to be pointing fingers at each other over whose idea the cuts were.

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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 25: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan in the Oval Office of the White House on June 25, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

Trump’s administration recently enacted another blow to the American healthcare system. Early in July, it was announced that they would be deleting 20 years' worth of critical medical guidelines. This vast database of guidelines has been a treasure trove of critical information used by doctors and other medical professionals for the last two decades. The database went “dark” on July 16th, due to lack of funding.

As part of the Department of Health and Human Services, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) maintained the database known as the National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC).

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President Trump released his 2018 budget plan on Tuesday, which calls for $4.1 trillion in spending and includes massive cuts to social programs, reflecting the priorities laid out in his budget proposal released in March.

Included in Trump's budget:

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Last night, late-night host Jimmy Kimmel got serious in his monologue. While discussing the birth of his son, William John Kimmel, he revealed that his baby had a heart defect. Kimmel then used Billy's story to make a tearful plea to protect the health care coverage provided through Obamacare.

He opened his monologue by saying, "I have a story to tell about something that happened to our family last week. Before I go into it, I want you to know it has a happy ending."

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BUDGET AGREEMENT DIGEST: CNN, Fox News, CNN

After passing a one-week stopgap funding bill on Friday, Congress has reached a bipartisan agreement to fund the government through September.

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SENATOR SCHUMER'S OFFICE - MANHATTAN, NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES - 2017/01/09: On Monday, January 9th, New York activist groups are joining a national day of action to urge Senators Schumer and Gellibrand to stand with science and our communities and against the hate and denial demonstrated by Trumps Climate Denial Cabinet. In all 50 states, groups are urging Senators to stand on the side of the people. In the face of a regressive and greedy federal government that plans to regress on much of the progress on climate seen in the last years, urging state elected officials to stand with the people and against the greedy fossil fuel industry. Staff members from both offices came down to accept letters and petitions from the groups. (Photo by Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

[DIGEST: The AtlanticWashington PostVoxNBC NewsNY Times, Washington Post, Washington Post]

President Donald Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 discretionary budget proposal includes deep cuts to some government agencies (State Department to be slashed by 29 percent, EPA by 31 percent) and popular programs (most famously, the Corporation For Public Broadcasting and Meals on Wheels). Less conspicuous than these cuts, although no less insidious, is the Trump administration's proposed cut to the National Institutes of Health.

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Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger took President Donald Trump to task for his budget plan, specifically for the cuts to after-school programs.

Trump has proposed cutting the $1.2 billion that funds the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant program as part of the 13.5% cut in the education budget.

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