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    United States Withdraws From UN Human Rights Council

    The U.S. has opted to leave the international governing body on human rights just a day after the Geneva-based group called the Trump administration’s policy of family separation “unconscionable.” Ambassador Nikki Haley described the council as “hypocritical and self-serving” for what she characterized as an unfair focus on American and Israeli violations — despite offenses from member states Saudi Arabia, China and Venezuela. She said the U.S. would consider rejoining if reforms were made, and denied that the move was a retreat from America’s commitment to human rights.

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