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Democrats grill Trump officials over family separations and threaten wider legal probe

Federal officials said they didn't try to halt the implementation of the "zero tolerance" policy despite warnings that separated kids would be traumatized. Testimony came as the policy took center stage at separate Washington hearings.

Children cover their faces as they are escorted to the Cayuga Center, which provides foster care and other services to immigrant children separated from their families, in New York City, U.S., July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

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