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Hundreds of separated migrant families reunited

Hundreds of separated migrant families reunited

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Hundreds of families that were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border after crossing illegally have been reunited, a source has told ABC News.And in the wake of Donald Trump’s signing of an executive order to halt families being torn apart, the Department of Homeland Security has ceased referring members of families to…

House rejects conservative immigration bill, delays vote on second measure

House rejects conservative immigration bill, delays vote on second measure

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The House of Representatives rejected a conservative immigration proposal Thursday and delayed a planned vote on a GOP compromise measure until Friday in another setback for House Republican leaders hoping to take up immigration reform and tout their solution to the ongoing family separation crisis.The House of Representatives rejected a conservative immigration proposal…

Watchdog groups press Pruitt for transparency on his legal defense fund

Watchdog groups press Pruitt for transparency on his legal defense fund

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Lawmakers and watchdog groups pressed Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt Thursday to share details about his legal defense fund.The EPA administrator told a Senate hearing last month that a legal defense fund has been set up to help with his mounting legal fees as he grapples with a growing number…

Melania Trump makes unannounced visit to Texas to see migrant children

Melania Trump makes unannounced visit to Texas to see migrant children

ABC News(MCALLEN, Texas) — First lady Melania Trump traveled to Texas Thursday in an unannounced visit to a social services center amid a crisis over migrant children being forcibly separated from their parents as a result of the administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy.”I’m glad I’m here, and I’m looking forward to seeing the children,” she said at…

Special counsel’s questions for Manafort jurors include Ukraine

Special counsel’s questions for Manafort jurors include Ukraine

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Potential jurors being considered for the upcoming trial of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, in Virginia will be asked questions about Ukraine, according to a new court filing released Thursday.The filing, which reveals questions that will likely appear on the jury questionnaire by special counsel Robert Mueller’s team,…

US mayors rally at border town against Trump’s family separation policy

US mayors rally at border town against Trump’s family separation policy

iStock/Thinkstock(TORNILLO, Texas) — Mayors from around the nation and across the political aisle will converge on a border town Thursday morning to protest President Donald Trump’s family separation policy.Trump, appearing to cave to the global outrage and immense political pressure, signed an executive order on Wednesday ending his administration’s controversial policy of forcibly separating immigrant…

Supreme Court opens up possibility for online sales tax

Supreme Court opens up possibility for online sales tax

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — In a case that could likely mean consumers paying more nationwide, the Supreme Court on Thursday opened the door for states to collect sales taxes on purchases from online retailers even if that company doesn’t have a physical presence in that state.The court overturned a longstanding rule that states can collect sales taxes…

House Republicans threaten Justice Department, FBI with contempt of Congress

House Republicans threaten Justice Department, FBI with contempt of Congress

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A long-running battle has now escalated to the point where House Republicans are threatening top federal law enforcement officials with contempt of Congress if the Justice Department and FBI do not comply by the end of the week with document requests related to the Hillary Clinton email and Trump-Russia investigations.House Speaker Paul Ryan…

Trump on undocumented immigrants: ‘We’re sending them the hell back’

Trump on undocumented immigrants: ‘We’re sending them the hell back’

Scott Olson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Despite signing an executive order on Tuesday to end the practice of separating immigrant children from their parents, President Donald Trump doubled down on his hardline immigration rhetoric at a campaign rally in Minnesota.”They’re not sending their finest. We’re sending them the hell back. That’s what we’re doing,” he told the…

Hundreds of separated migrant families reunited

Hundreds of separated migrant families reunited

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Hundreds of families that were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border after crossing illegally have been reunited, a source has told ABC News.And in the wake of Donald Trump’s signing of an executive order to halt families being torn apart, the Department of Homeland Security has ceased referring members of families to…

House rejects conservative immigration bill, delays vote on second measure

House rejects conservative immigration bill, delays vote on second measure

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The House of Representatives rejected a conservative immigration proposal Thursday and delayed a planned vote on a GOP compromise measure until Friday in another setback for House Republican leaders hoping to take up immigration reform and tout their solution to the ongoing family separation crisis.The House of Representatives rejected a conservative immigration proposal…

Watchdog groups press Pruitt for transparency on his legal defense fund

Watchdog groups press Pruitt for transparency on his legal defense fund

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Lawmakers and watchdog groups pressed Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt Thursday to share details about his legal defense fund.The EPA administrator told a Senate hearing last month that a legal defense fund has been set up to help with his mounting legal fees as he grapples with a growing number…

Melania Trump makes unannounced visit to Texas to see migrant children

Melania Trump makes unannounced visit to Texas to see migrant children

ABC News(MCALLEN, Texas) — First lady Melania Trump traveled to Texas Thursday in an unannounced visit to a social services center amid a crisis over migrant children being forcibly separated from their parents as a result of the administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy.”I’m glad I’m here, and I’m looking forward to seeing the children,” she said at…