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NEW YORK (AP) - For the second straight year, President Donald Trump is calling for the elimination of the National Endowment of the Arts and National Endowment of the Humanities.     

In the budget proposal unveiled Monday, Trump asks that both organizations begin to shut down in 2019, saying the NEA and NEH should not be federal responsibilities.     

The two grant programs were launched as part of Lyndon Johnson's "Great Society" domestic agenda in the 1960s. Some conservatives have long criticized them, but the NEH and NEA have bipartisan support in Congress, which last year voted to restore funding. The budget for each agency is slightly under $150 million.     

Trump is also again seeking to end federal support for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which also has strong backing in Congress.

 WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump's proposed 2019 budget (all times local):     

8:15 p.m.      President Donald Trump's budget plan would order steep cuts to the nation's social safety net but push military spending much higher.     

For the first time, it acknowledges that the Republican tax overhaul passed last year would add billions to the deficit and not "pay for itself" as Trump and other Republicans asserted.     

If enacted, though no presidential budget ever is, the plan would establish an era of $1 trillion-plus yearly deficits.     

The open embrace of red ink is a remarkable public reversal for Trump and his party, which spent years objecting to President Barack Obama's increased spending during the depths of the Great Recession.     

Yet Trump is in line with past Republican presidents who have overseen spikes in deficits as they simultaneously increased military spending and cut taxes.      

2:15 p.m.      More than 150 retired U.S. generals and admirals and more than 1,200 veterans are urging the Trump administration not to make steep cuts to the State Department, foreign aid and other overseas programs.     

In separate letters, the former military leaders and rank-and-file veterans are emphasizing the need to invest in diplomacy alongside America's military. The letters come as President Donald Trump again proposes slashing the international operations budget by almost one-third in his budget proposal.     

The retired generals include George Casey, David Petraeus, Stanley McChrystal and Wesley Clark. They say that "today's crises do not have military solutions alone."     

The list of veterans includes those from all military branches. They write that the U.S. must strengthen its global leadership amid escalating crises rather than weaken it by sidelining diplomacy and development assistance.

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    Mother Reacts to Video Showing Son Being Arrested

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    Natalie Jones reacts to a video where a VPD officer picks up and takes to the ground her 17 year old son. 

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