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Audit: US Army Lost Track of Over $1 Billion in Arms in Iraq Last Year - Antiwar.com

Trump’s budget seems dead on arrival in Congress do not expect too much of Trumponomics - Danske Research

Russians talked about influencing Trump through advisers: NY Times - Reuters

Britain stops sharing Manchester attack intelligence with US after leaks continue - Independent UK

What Ten Million Simulations Tell Us about President Trump's Chances of Achieving 3-Percent Economic Growth - Peterson Institute

In testing Montana vote for Trump, Republican caught up in brawl - Reuters

The Rocket Startup That’s About to Eat Elon Musk’s Lunch - Defense One

Dollar Tree earnings meet expectations, tweaks full-year outlook - MarketWatch

2,000 Wall Streeters just had a meeting in Las Vegas, and they all kept making the same awkward noise - Business Insider

Bitcoin surges past $2K mark in latest price spike for digital currency - CBC News

As internet stocks hit records, familiar questions about bubbles arise - MarketWatch

Bond market warning? A closely watched economic indicator just hit a postelection low - CNBC

US leak of Manchester attacker's name strikes new blow to intelligence sharing - The Guardian

Miley Cyrus Dedicates Performance on 'The Voice' Finale to Ariana Grande and 'Everybody Who Experienced The Attack' - Billboard

Tom Cruise confirms 'Top Gun' sequel is 'definitely happening' - USA Today

Saudis gave the U.S. $360b in deals. Now they want Trump to rescind 9/11 lawsuit law - McClatchy

Trump Called Rodrigo Duterte to Congratulate Him on His Murderous Drug War: “You Are Doing an Amazing Job” - The Intercept

Ryan bucks White House, setting up clash on taxes - Politico.com

Lowe's quarterly earnings, sales miss expectations, shares slide premarket - MarketWatch

How companies lie about earnings to meet Wall Street expectations - NY Post

China Hit by First Moody's Downgrade Since 1989 on Debt Risk - Bloomberg

Chinese investors curtail margin trading as stock market falls - Reuters

Universal Health Services shares slip on report of broader federal probe - MarketWatch

Leader of moderate Republican House group resigns over healthcare - Reuters