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MORNING BRIEF: Trump meets with Pope Francis at Vatican

Pope Francis and President Trump--two of the most recognizable people in the world-- met for 30 minutes in the Vatican Wednesday where the two likely discussed topics from immigration to Monday's terror attack in the U.K.

Trump was joined by his wife, his daughter Ivanka, her husband Jared Kushner and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Once the two shook hands, they were led into the pope's private study and were seated across from one another. Trump told the pope it was "a very great honor."

TRUMP RENEWS PUSH FOR PEACE IN MIDDLE EAST

MANCHESTER ATTACK

The man British police say blew himself up as a packed concert was letting out in Manchester, England Monday night is believed to have traveled to Syria and had "proven" links with ISIS.

France's interior minister Gerard Collomb said Wednesday that British and French intelligence have information that Salman Abedi, 22, had been to Syria, although it is unclear if he was apart of a larger network of attackers. 

Collomb spoke with British Prime Minister Theresa May and said the two countries should continue cooperating closely on counterterrorism efforts despite Britain's pending exit from the European Union.

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'THE STORY'

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., praised President Trump's budget blueprint Tuesday night, telling Fox News' "The Story with Martha MacCallum" that "the aspiration and the goal is right on the target."

The blueprint drawn up by OMB Director Mick Mulvaney has been criticized by Democrats and Republicans alike for its proposed $3.6 trillion cuts from an array of benefit programs, domestic agencies and war spending over the next decade. Those proposed cuts include more than $600 billion in Medicaid payments and $191 billion in food stamp benefits.

DEATHS ON EVEREST 

Sherpa rescuers have found the bodies of four climbers inside a tent on the highest camp on Mount Everest, raising the death toll this climbing season to 10, authorities said Wednesday.

The bodies were found by a team of rescuers who were there to recover the body of a Slovak mountaineer who died over the weekend, Tourism Department official Hemanta Dhakal said.

UBER ADMITS TO UNDERPAYING NYC DRIVERS

Uber on Tuesday admitted to underpaying its New York City drivers tens of millions of dollars for the past 2 1/2 years.

"We are committed to paying every driver every penny they are owed — plus interest — as quickly as possible," Uber executive Rachel Holt said in a statement.

COMING UP ON FOX NEWS CHANNEL

9:30 AM ET: House Budget Committee holds hearing on "The President's FY18 Budget." OMB Dir Mulvaney testifies. 

2:15 PM ET: Vice President Pence delivers remarks at Cajun Industries. Baton Rouge. Watch live on FoxNews.com

COMING UP ON FOX BUSINESS

8:20 AM ET: Max Levchin, co-founder of Pay Pal And CEO, will be on "Mornings with Maria"

8:50 AM ET: Arthur Blank, Falcons owner and Home Depot co-founder, will be a guest on "Mornings with Maria"

11:15 AM ET: Chris Baldwin, CEO of BJ's Wholesale will be on "Varney & Company"

11:45 AM ET: Ed Rensi, Former McDonald's CEO will be a guest on Varney & Company"

NOON: Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., will be a guest on "Cavuto: Coast to Coast"

3 AM ET: Rep. Jim Renacci, congressman, R-Ohio, from the House Budget Committee, will be on "Countdown to the Closing Bell"