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Report: Trump Seeking over $54 Billion Increase in Military Spending

A White House official told The New York Times that President Donald Trump will ask for an increase of $54 billion in military spending in the next federal budget – an increase of 10 percent, but far from what some experts say is needed to rebuild the military, which Trump has vowed to do.

In this Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, photo, debris is piled on the ground awaiting pickup by cleanup crews at the Dakota Access oil pipeline protest camp in southern North Dakota near Cannon Ball. The camp is on federal land, and authorities have told occupants to leave by Wednesday, Feb. 22 in advance of spring flooding. (AP Photo/Blake Nicholson)

Taxpayers Foot $1M Bill to Clean Up Dakota Pipeline Protest Area

The U.S. Army Corps will spend more than $1 million to clean up the mess left behind by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and others opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota. The protesters — who succeeded in temporarily shutting down pipeline construction under orders from President Barack Obama — were evicted after President Donald Trump put the pipeline project back online.