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HIGHLIGHTS-The Trump presidency on March 29 at 7:58 p.m. EDT/2358GMT

March 29 (Reuters) - Highlights of the day for U.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday:


The Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee promises a thorough investigation into any direct links between Russia and Donald Trump during his successful 2016 run for the White House.


Nations led by China and the European Union rally around a global plan to slow climate change after Trump began undoing Obama-era plans for deep cuts in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.


After weeks of heightened unease over the stance of the United States under the new administration, Arab leaders reaffirm their commitment to a two-state solution to the decades-long Arab-Israeli conflict.


Raw feelings and mistrust could pose an obstacle to Trump and hardline conservative lawmakers in his Republican Party as they seek to rebound from defeat on healthcare legislation by launching into an overhaul of the U.S. tax code.


Wall Street has tempered its expectations for sweeping U.S. tax cuts in the wake of Trump's stinging healthcare defeat, a move that could push investors to embrace cheaper global stocks after the heady U.S. rally of recent months.


Republicans mostly blame the U.S. Congress, and not Trump or party leaders, for failing to pass their party's healthcare overhaul, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll.


Trump plans to sign a repeal of Obama-era broadband privacy rules as a bigger fight looms over rules governing the openness of the internet, the White House says.


The city of Seattle sues Trump's administration over its executive order seeking to withhold federal funds from "sanctuary cities," arguing it amounts to unconstitutional federal coercion.


A Native American tribe in Montana sues the Trump administration, challenging its decision to lift a moratorium on coal leases on public land without first consulting with tribal leaders.


Trump's administration has informed Congress of its plan to pursue the $5 billion sale to Bahrain of 19 Lockheed Martin LMT.N F-16 aircraft and related equipment, which was held up last year by concerns about human rights, a congressional source says.


Ivanka Trump says she will work in the White House in an unpaid, informal advisory role to her father the president as she seeks to allay ethics concerns about working there.

(Compiled by Jonathan Oatis; Editing by Bill Trott and Peter Cooney)