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Michael Cohen hires new lawyer in ongoing New York criminal probe

Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Michael Cohen, the embattled former personal attorney for President Donald Trump, has hired a new lawyer as a federal investigation of him heads into a new phase, ABC News has learned. According to multiple sources, Cohen has retained Guy Petrillo, an attorney with significant experience at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of …

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US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. will withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley announced Tuesday. The decision to exit the U.N. body comes after more than a year of threatening to do so, calling for reform, and accusing it of an anti-Israel bias — but it …

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Trump to discuss immigration strategy with House GOP amid family separation uproar

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — President Trump will meet with House Republicans early Tuesday evening at the U.S. Capitol to discuss immigration as lawmakers struggle to respond to the national uproar over the administration’s policy causing family separations at the border. Republicans hope Trump will express his support for two Republican proposals addressing border security and the legal status of young undocumented …

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Trump discusses immigration strategy with House GOP amid family separation uproar

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — President Trump arrived on Capitol Hill Tuesday evening to discuss immigration strategy with House Republicans as lawmakers struggle to respond to the national uproar over the administration’s policy causing family separations at the border. The president declined to answer shouted questions about the new practice as he entered the Capitol but did make a statement about the …

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President Trump digs in on false claim that crime on rise in Germany

Leon Neal/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Trump is digging in on a demonstrably false claim that the crime rate in Germany has risen as a result of refugees in that country, despite the fact that the government of Germany recently released data showing the exact opposite — that the crime rate has actually decreased in Germany to the lowest levels since …

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State Department trolled over 'traveling with kids' tips amid family separation uproar

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — An informational State Department Facebook Live session Tuesday morning quickly prompted a barrage of mocking responses to two agency employees giving parents advice on obtaining passports for their children. The live event, hosted by the Bureau of Consular Affairs to answer “your questions about traveling with kids,” came amid the uproar over a Trump administration policy that …

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Members of Sessions' church accuse him of 'child abuse' on family separation

Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Members of Jeff Sessions’ own church filed a formal complaint against the attorney general, accusing him of “child abuse,” “immorality,” and “racial discrimination” and the “dissemination of doctrines contrary to the established standards of doctrines” of the United Methodist Church. The letter, which was signed by more than 600 members of the United Methodist Church including …

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Congress agrees on need to end family separation practice, but still divided on how

John Moore/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — While President Donald Trump has asserted that Congress laid the groundwork for the spate of family separations occurring on the southern border of the United States, members of Congress have noted that the president could act unilaterally to immediately end the new practice put in place by the Department of Homeland Security. But absent his …

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Hundreds in Sessions' own church file formal complaint, accusing him of 'child abuse'

Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Members of Jeff Sessions’ own church filed a formal complaint against the attorney general, accusing him of “child abuse,” “immorality,” and “racial discrimination” and the “dissemination of doctrines contrary to the established standards of doctrines” of the United Methodist Church. The letter, which was signed by more than 600 members of the United Methodist Church including …

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Congress agrees on need to end family separation practice, but still divided on how

David McNew/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — While President Donald Trump has asserted that Congress laid the groundwork for the spate of family separations occurring on the southern border of the United States, members of Congress have noted that the president could act unilaterally to immediately end the new practice put in place by the Department of Homeland Security. But absent his action, …

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