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Construction on the platform in preparation for inauguration ceremonies. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)Public funds are involved, but so are private donations, which have increased markedly over the past 40 years.

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New audio proves Trump and Putin have met. (AP)In 2015, the president-elect told a radio host that he had met the Russian president, saying he "got along with him great."

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In this Jan. 14, 2017, photo, tax professional and tax preparation firm owner Alicia Utley reaches for hard copies of tax forms while working to stay caught up on a Saturday at the start of the tax season rush, in her offices at Infinite Tax Solutions, in Boulder, Colo. The IRS will begin accepting returns on Jan. 23, and tax experts recommend that Americans continue to file their returns early. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)As the IRS battle against fraud and identity theft intensifies, many needy taxpayers are getting caught in the middle.

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