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Week In Review: Merkel Meets Trump; Local Reaction To Trump's Budget25:59Download

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President Donald Trump looks over towards Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, left, after signing the "Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch" on Monday. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
President Donald Trump looks over towards Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, left, after signing the "Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch" on Monday. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

President Trump met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Friday afternoon, their first meeting since the president took office.

It was a big week for the nation: Trump's latest executive order on immigration was put on hold by the courts, lawmakers reacted to his health care plan, and Trump proposed his first budget.

Locally, the MBTA — facing a $42 million gap in its $2 billion budget — proposed ending weekend commuter rail service and certain transportation services for the disabled. And, after back-and-forth on allowing an LGBTQ veterans group to march in Sunday's St. Patrick's Day Parade in Boston, the group OUTVETS will lead the march.

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Jabari Asim, editor-in-chief of The Crisis, the journal of the NAACP, and a professor of creative writing at Emerson College. He tweets @jabariasim.

Tom Keane, former Boston city councilor and contributor to WBUR's Cognoscenti. He tweets @TomKeaneBoston.

This segment aired on March 17, 2017.

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