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8:05 AM ET, June 20, 2018

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Associated Press:
APNewsBreak: Youngest migrants held in ‘tender age’ shelters  —  Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three “tender age” shelters in South Texas, The Associated Press has learned.
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Karla Zabludovsky / BuzzFeed:   Migrants Hesitate At Border, Fearing For Their Children
Katy Vine / Texas Monthly:   A Pediatrician's View Into a Border Patrol Processing Center
HuffPost:
Rudy Giuliani Says FBI Questioned Him On Leaks That Hurt Clinton Campaign  —  Trump's lawyer says he talked with two FBI agents in his suite at the Trump International Hotel in D.C.  —  WASHINGTON Rudy Giuliani says FBI agents interviewed him in his room at the Trump International Hotel earlier …
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Paul Mirengoff / Power Line:
Strzok escorted from FBI building
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Jeff Mordock / Washington Times:
Peter Strzok escorted out of FBI building
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Wall Street Journal:
Michael Cohen Wants Trump to Pay His Legal Fees  —  Former personal lawyer for Trump hires New York attorney Guy Petrillo  —  Michael Cohen has hired New York lawyer Guy Petrillo to represent him in a federal investigation into his business dealings, and has told associates he wants President Donald Trump …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and HuffPost
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CNN:
Trump's personal attorney is ‘willing to give info’ about the President  —  Washington (CNN)Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen has signaled to friends that he is “willing to give” investigators information on the President if that's what they are looking for …
Emily Jane Fox / Vanity Fair:
Breaking: Michael Cohen, Holding His Cards Close to the Vest, Has Hired a New Lawyer
Discussion: CNBC
McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Exclusive: US officials likely lost track of nearly 6,000 unaccompanied migrant kids  —  WASHINGTON  —  The Trump administration has likely lost track of nearly 6,000 unaccompanied migrant children, thousands more than lawmakers were alerted to last month, according to a McClatchy review of federal data.
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Julia Ainsley / NBC News:
Trump admin's ‘tent cities’ cost more than keeping migrant kids with parents  —  Separating migrant kids from their parents will cost the administration more than placing them in permanent structures or keeping them with their parents.  —  WASHINGTON — The cost of holding migrant children …
SOM - State of Michigan:
MDCR Statement on President Trump's Zero Tolerance Policy and its Impact on Michigan  —  Contact: Vicki Levengood - levengoodv@michigan.gov, 517-241-7978  —  Lansing, MI-The Michigan Department of Civil Rights today announced that the Department is actively engaged in assessing the impact …
Discussion: Raw Story and New Republic
Meagan Flynn / Washington Post:
Kirstjen Nielsen heckled by protesters at Mexican restaurant.  Other diners applauded them.  —  Protesters entered a Mexican restaurant in Washington, D.C., Tuesday evening to heckle Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen.  She appeared to sit quietly with her head …
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Associated Press:
With eyes on midterms, Trump embraces immigration fight  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling the shots as his West Wing clears out, President Donald Trump sees his hard-line immigration stance as a winning issue heading into a midterm election he views as a referendum on his protectionist policies.
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Hunter Walker / Yahoo:
Businesses have made millions off Trump's child separation policy  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump's controversial child separation policy is being carried out with the help of private businesses who have received millions of dollars in government contracts to help run the shelters …
Discussion: Splinter and miamiherald
Ashley Parker / Washington Post:
President Trump seems to be saying more and more things that aren't true  —  He's done it on Twitter.  He's done it in the White House driveway.  And he's done it in a speech to a business group.  —  President Trump — a man already known for trafficking in mistruths and even outright lies …
Discussion: Raw Story and Vox
Benny Johnson / The Daily Caller:
Here Are Horrifying Photos Of Obama's Illegal Alien Facilities The Media Refuses To Show You  —  The media and political class become more and more outraged over the Trump administration's decision to detain and prosecute immigrants illegally crossing the border.
Discussion: Washington Examiner
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Bloomberg:
Trump's Immigrant Child Detentions Mean $458 Million for Nonprofit
Discussion: Splinter
Douglas Hanks / miamiherald:
Eileen Higgins wins Miami-Dade commission seat in upset over Zoraida Barreiro  —  Political newcomer Eileen Higgins won a seat on the Miami-Dade County Commission on Tuesday, defeating the better-funded campaign of the former commissioner's wife to scramble the conventional wisdom …
Discussion: Washington Press
Gardiner Harris / New York Times:
Trump Administration Withdraws U.S. From U.N. Human Rights Council  —  WASHINGTON — The United States withdrew on Tuesday from the world's most important human rights body in protest of its frequent criticism of Israel's treatment of Palestinians.  It was the latest effort by the Trump administration …
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Paul Mirengoff / Power Line:
U.S. withdraws from farcical U.N. Human Rights Council
Discussion: Vox and Washington Post
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Schumer rejects GOP proposal to address border crisis  —  Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer  —  (N.Y.) on Tuesday dismissed a legislative proposal backed by Republican leaders to keep immigrant families together at the border, arguing that President Trump  —  could fix the problem more easily with a flick of his pen.
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Politico:
House GOP: Trump's immigration plea may fall short  —  In a freewheeling address behind closed doors, the president promised Republicans he'd support legislation that he panned just days ago.  —  President Donald Trump told House Republicans to send him an immigration bill dealing with Dreamers …
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Josh Dawsey / Washington Post:
‘Nasty guy’: Trump attacks critic, touts accomplishments in House GOP meeting on immigration
Discussion: Politico and Towleroad
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New York Times:
Criticism of Fox News Comes From Within Murdoch Empire  —  For years, the Murdoch family has been able to maintain a separation between its Fox News network and its sprawling entertainment empire.  —  But that corporate buffer seems to be disintegrating, with several prominent creators …
Wall Street Journal:
Germany's Largest Auto Makers Back Abolition of EU-U.S. Car Import Tariffs  —  The U.S. ambassador to Germany is expected to relay the industry offer in meetings with Trump administration  —  BERLIN—When the U.S. ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, returns to Washington for consultation …
New York Times:
Merkel and Macron Try to Save European Union, and Themselves  —  BERLIN — It was supposed to be the day when President Emmanuel Macron of France received a long-awaited response from Germany on his big ideas on how to rekindle Europe as a force for liberalism in the world.  —  And he did, sort of.
The Guardian:
US lobbyist for Russian oligarch visited Julian Assange nine times last year  —  It is unclear whether Adam Waldman's 2017 visits had connection to Oleg Deripaska  —  A longtime US lobbyist for the Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska visited Julian Assange nine times at the Ecuadorian embassy …
Sharyl Attkisson / The Hill:
All the times Horowitz contradicted Wray — but nobody seemed to notice  —  Nine times during their joint testimony before a Senate committee on Monday, Department of Justice Inspector General (IG) Michael Horowitz contradicted FBI Director Christopher Wray ...  ... but nobody appeared to notice.
Discussion: RedState
Leslie Patton / Bloomberg:
Starbucks Pumps the Brakes in Its Home Market  —  Americans' long-running joke about a Starbucks on every corner may be nearing its end.  —  The coffee behemoth is retrenching in its home market as it contends with sales growth that Chief Executive Officer Kevin Johnson acknowledges isn't fast enough.
Discussion: Business Wire, Breitbart and Daily Wire
Philip Pullella / Reuters:
Exclusive: Pope criticizes Trump administration policy on migrant family separation  —  VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis has criticized the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant families at the Mexican border, saying populism is not the answer to the world's immigration problems.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Axios
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Rise of the Amnesty Thugs  —  Ripping children away from their parents is the most cinematically cruel part of the Trump immigration policy, but it is not the most telling part.  The most telling part is what happened to Ludvin Franco.  —  Franco was an unauthorized immigrant …
 
 
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Ricochet:
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Yahoo:
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Daniel Arkin / NBC News:
Over 600 United Methodist clergy, laity file church complaint against Sessions, a Methodist
Discussion: al.com, Vox and Mother Jones
Casey Michel / ThinkProgress:
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Oliver Darcy / CNNMoney:
Trump's media allies struggle to defend his immigration policy
BuzzFeed:
The Federal Agent Behind A Mysterious Leak Investigation Railed Against “Hyphenated-Americans”
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Discussion: Raw Story
Fox News:
Manafort in ‘solitary confinement’ to avoid attack by someone intent on ‘street cred,’ Trump ex-lawyer says
Discussion: VICE and Mediaite
Jennifer Bendery / HuffPost:
‘Pro-Life,’ Pro-Family Groups Are MIA On Family Separations At The Border
Mike McIntire / New York Times:
Commerce Secretary Shorted Stock as Negative Coverage Loomed