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Trump says US policy separating migrant families is law. It's not.

(WASHINGTON) -- Donald Trump told reporters on Friday, when asked about separating migrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border: "I hate the children being taken away. The Democrats have to change their law. That's their law."No, it's not. No law mandates separating families.The administration's current policy was announced April 6 and…... Read More

Rich Alaskan donor gave $250K to Trump after EPA reversed decision on Pebble Mine

(BRISTOL BAY, Alaska) -- A wealthy activist who has funded efforts to block a proposed mine in Alaska's Bristol Bay donated $250,000 to President Donald Trump's re-election effort six weeks after the administration abruptly decided to prevent the mine from moving forward.The move to block the Pebble Mine in Bristol…... Read More

Special counsel remains interested in Cohen, grand jury witness says

(NEW YORK) -- A former member of the Ukrainian parliament who appeared before special counsel Robert Mueller's grand jury last week has told ABC News that, based on the questioning, he believes prosecutors probing Russian meddling in the 2016 election are still highly interested in the president's former personal lawyer,…... Read More

EPA sends rollback of Obama water protection rule to White House

(WASHINGTON) -- The Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers have sent a proposal to revise an Obama administration rule intended to protect bodies of water to the White House for review, a move that could roll back what some industry groups have called burdensome federal overregulation.The Clean Water…... Read More

FBI has obtained encrypted messages from Michael Cohen’s phones: Prosecutors

(NEW YORK) -- Federal prosecutors in New York have introduced a new element in the case surrounding the FBI’s April raids on the properties of President Donald Trump’s long-time personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen — encrypted messages.In a court filing Friday afternoon, authorities revealed that the FBI has recently…... Read More

Parents face $132,000 claim after kid knocks over sculpture

(OVERLAND PARK, Kan.) -- Parents of a 5-year-old Kansas boy were hit with a $132,000 bill after their son knocked over an art sculpture on display at a local community center.Surveillance video captured the little boy reaching for the sculpture, called “Aphrodite di Kansas City” on display in the lobby…... Read More

Top ethics official pressures EPA watchdog to finish investigation on new Pruitt reports

(WASHINGTON) -- The top federal ethics official is pressuring the Environmental Protection Agency's watchdog to look into new questions raised about Administrator Scott Pruitt's conduct- and to finish those investigations as soon as possible.Friday's letter is the second time that allegations against Pruitt have caught the attention of the highest-ranking…... Read More

Nearly 2K children now in US custody as DHS calls family separation claims 'exaggerated'

(WASHINGTON) -- Nearly 2,000 children from Central America and elsewhere are now being held by U.S. authorities after being separated from their parents along the Southwest border, the Department of Homeland Security said Friday.That word came as DHS and Justice Department officials held a conference call to admonish the news…... Read More

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette fires editorial cartoonist critical of President Trump

(PITTSBURGH) -- An award-winning editorial cartoonist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette whose sketches have been critical of President Donald Trump, was fired Thursday.Rob Rogers, a Pulitzer Prize finalist who had been with the daily newspaper in Pittsburgh for 25 years, announced his own firing via Twitter. He tweeted, "Sad to report…... Read More

DNC moves up 2020 convention timing to 'maximize exposure' ahead of fall campaign

(WASHINGTON) -- Democrats will hold their 2020 national convention in mid-July - two weeks earlier than the party's 2016 event, a move Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez says "will not only allow for a unified party, but will ensure that our nominee is in the strongest position to take…... Read More

Pruitt bought Rose Bowl tickets with help from PR executive for energy firms, former staffer tells Congress

(WASHINGTON) -- Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt bought tickets for himself and his family to watch the Oklahoma Sooners play in the Rose Bowl with help from a marketing executive whose firm represents energy companies, including one client with business before the EPA, a former Pruitt aide has told…... Read More

Jeff Sessions' Bible quotation to defend separating migrant families prompts Twitter backlash

(WASHINGTON) -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions quoted a Bible verse to defend the Trump administration's policy of separating parents and children who enter the U.S. illegally, and Twitter responded.The particular verse cited by Sessions suggests a religious rationale for obeying a government's laws. "Romans 13, to obey the laws of…... Read More

White House says Trump supports GOP immigration bills, hours after he says he 'wouldn't sign' compromise

(WASHINGTON) -- The White House said President Trump supports House Republican immigration legislation addressing border security and the status of young undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers, roughly nine hours after the president rejected one of the measures in an impromptu interview with Fox News at the White House.“The President fully…... Read More

Trump sounds off on North Korea, Cohen, Pruitt, Father's Day and more

(WASHINGTON) -- In freewheeling and impromptu comments on the White House's North Lawn Friday, President Donald Trump weighed in on everything from the FBI, the trade spats with Canada and China, North Korea, the news media and Father's Day.Trump's comments began as part of a discussion with “Fox and Friends”…... Read More