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NEW YORK — President Donald Trump on Monday called for $38 billion in fiscal 2021 funding for the National Institutes of Health, representing an approximately 8 percent decrease from the its current $41.46 billion budget. 

The request comes as part of the White House's $4.89 trillion federal budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year.

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