AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ted Cruz has staged a dramatic about-face on the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policies, laying bare how politically damaging the issue of separating children from parents accused of crossing the border illegally is becoming for Republicans facing voters this fall.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — With no mention of President Donald Trump, candidates for an open congressional seat along the U.S. border in New Mexico blamed Washington politics for the separation of immigrant children from parents who are caught trying to come to the U.S. illegally.

WASHINGTON (AP) — An FBI agent removed from special counsel Robert Mueller's team because of anti-Donald Trump text messages has been escorted out of the FBI building "as part of the ongoing internal proceedings," his attorney said Tuesday.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on Capitol Hill anxiously searched on Tuesday for a way to end the Trump administration's policy of separating families after illegal border crossings, with the focus shifting to a new plan to keep children in detention longer than now permitted — but with their parents.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. John McCain and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons called on President Donald Trump's administration Tuesday to withdraw its nominee for a key State Department position over his "lack of empathy" for immigrants. The appeal comes as the president faces mushrooming outrage over treatment of migrant families at the border.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House aide who led the planning for President Donald Trump's meeting last week with North Korea's Kim Jong Un has decided to leave the Trump administration to return to the private sector.