A. Yes, although the means isn't very obvious. If you have an XML file named Mine.xml, do this:
\\[xml\\]$xml = Get-Content Mine.xml
That'll read the file, parse the XML, and construct within the $xml variable an object tree based on the XML structure. Run
$xml | Get-Member
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