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ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017
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(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(White House: Jonathan Karl) The political backlash to President Trump's immigration travel ban examined; scenes shown from the airports this weekend; details given about lawsuits to stop the order supported by Amazon & Microsoft. [Homeland Security Secretary John KELLY - defends the executive order.] [Speaker of the House Paul RYAN - comments on what happened in the rollout.] [White House press secretary Sean SPICER - says it is not a "travel ban."] [Twice, SPICER; on Saturday, TRUMP - call it a "ban."] The Republican reaction to the Democrats bringing the cabinet confirmations to a halt discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pierre Thomas) Trump's firing of acting Attorney General Sally Yates about the legality of the immigration ban & her successor Dana Boente† examined; Yates letter & a White House statement quoted. [Three SENATORS - defend Yates.] [SPICER - criticizes Yates.] Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions shown questioning Yates in 2015 about the Justice Department's independence. The Democrats' blocking of the Sessions confirmation vote discussed.

Muir, David;
Karl, Jonathan;
Thomas, Pierre

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