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(CNN) – Republican Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, a candidate for governor in the Lone Star state, is considering suing the federal government for what he says is a crisis that has cost Texas tax payers $50 million.
"This is a huge challenge for the state of Texas," said Abbott.
"We expect the President to live up to his responsibility, and the federal government's responsibility to secure our border, and to address this unprecedented influx of immigrants from Central America," he said.
For more of our interview with Texas AG Greg Abbott, check out the video above.
Watch the premier of CNN Original Series "The Hunt with John Walsh" Sunday July 13 at 9 p.m. ET.
(CNN) – There are some pretty horrific crimes making headlines. Like the case of Ron Lee Haskell, who is accused of killing six relatives of his estranged wife, four of them children. In this case, police have their suspect.
But many cases go unsolved, that's where John Walsh comes in. He spent more than two decades catching criminals on "America's Most Wanted," and now he's back fighting crime with his new CNN show "The Hunt".
(CNN) – Germany's government has asked America's top spy chief stationed in the country to leave.
It's a punitive gesture usually reserved for adversarial nations in times of crisis and only very rarely for an ally, particularly a very close one.
But allegations of American spying have seriously injured German trust, Chancellor Angela Merkel has said. And it's time for a reset.
Washington (CNN) – Sounds like Speaker John Boehner's new suit will be a pretty tight fit.
For weeks, Boehner has been threatening to slap President Barack Obama with a lawsuit over his broad use of executive authority.
But Republicans have been playing the details close to the vest.
(CNN) – The German government said Thursday it is expelling a person it describes as the representative of U.S. foreign intelligence services based at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin.
The move comes after two allegations emerged of Germans spying for the United States over the last week, claims prompting an investigation by German prosecutors of a suspect accused of passing secrets.
Asking an intelligence chief to pack up and go is a request normally reserved for pariah states like North Korea or Iran.
Just how much trust has the U.S. lost for Germany to do this?
Der Spiegel correspondent Holger Stark weighs in.