Trump signs order ending his policy of separating kids

President Trump spoke on Wednesday.

In a dramatic turnaround, President Trump signed an executive order that will keep families together at the border, but says that undocumented immigrants will continue to be prosecuted.

President Trump.

Read the text of the executive order Trump just signed on family separation

President Trump signed the executive order after intense criticism of the controversial practice of separating families.

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Here’s why Trump is taunting a Republican congressman on Twitter

An hour after signing an executive order that would keep migrant families together, the president tweeted about US Representative Mark Sanford.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

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It’s unclear whether this new stance will quiet critics, but it raises questions about the long-term goals behind recent actions from President Trump and his administration.

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The former Trump campaign manager isn’t apologizing after he mocked the story of a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome who was separated from her mother at the border.

Michael Bloomberg told the New York Times that he plans to spend money to back Democrats from largely suburban districts.

Is Bloomberg making a big step to run for president as a Democrat?

Billionaire and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend $80 million to help Democrats retake the US House majority this year.

Andres Briceno of Somerville led a chant Wednesday in front of Governor Baker's office at the State House during a protest calling on lawmakers to protect immigrant families.

Activists flood State House in Boston to protest family separations

Protesters gathered outside the State House, temporarily shutting down Beacon Street before moving into the building.

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After what they did, don’t let Kirstjen Nielsen and her colleagues eat in peace

If we believe what is happening in this country is wrong, we may have to ruin a few dinners on the road to right.

Jimmy Fallon reveals his personal pain following Trump fallout

Jimmy Fallon is opening up about the personal anguish he felt following the backlash to his now-infamous hair mussing appearance with Donald Trump.

Is Bloomberg making a big step to run for president as a Democrat?

Billionaire and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend $80 million to help Democrats retake the US House majority this year.

House struggles to unite behind bills to stem border crisis

Speaker Paul Ryan is pushing ahead with votes on rival House GOP immigration bills, but neither appears to have enough support for passage.

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Frank Phillips

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Frank Phillips is the State House bureau chief. He has covered politics for decades for the Boston Globe.

Stephanie Ebbert

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Stephanie Ebbert has been a local news reporter for the Globe since 1997 with a focus on politics

Akilah Johnson

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Akilah Johnson has been a reporter with the Globe since 2010, covering neighborhoods, Boston’s mayor’s race, and the crosscurrents of race and ethnicity in the city.

Joshua Miller

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Joshua Miller covers politics for the Globe. A Massachusetts native and graduate of Bowdoin College, Miller worked in Washington, D.C., before joining the paper in 2013.

James Pindell

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James Pindell is a political reporter for the Boston Globe.

Evan Horowitz

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Evan Horowitz digs through data to find information that illuminates the policy issues facing Massachusetts and the US.