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Top CNS stories for today including the Fourth Circuit upholding a stay of President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting travel from six predominantly Muslim countries;the Senate approving President Donald Trump’s first federal appeals court nominee, overcoming opposition from Democrats;a conservation group studying the last administration’s designation of five national monuments claims in federal court that its records demand has been gathering dust at the Interior Department, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including the Congressional Budget Office announcing Wednesday that a Republican-backed bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would raise the projected number of people without health insurance by 23 million in 2026; reproductive rights activists, clad in red robes and white bonnets, stood in the rotunda of the Texas Capitol building shouting one word over and over: “Shame!”; a new report says drinking just one glass of wine or other alcoholic drink a day increases the risk of developing breast cancer, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including former CIA director John Brennan telling members of Congress that if President Donald Trump did indeed Russian diplomats with classified information at the White House, those disclosures would have violated protocol; California judges ramping up efforts to ensure justice for abused and neglected children; climate change continuing to wreak havoc on Lake Tahoe by impacting its famed clarity, according to a new report, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn invoking his constitutional right against self-incrimination on Monday, declining to hand over documents sought under subpoena by a Senate panel investigating Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election; the Supreme Court held Monday that North Carolina Republicans gerrymandered two congressional districts to dilute the black vote and protect GOP incumbents in surrounding districts; a federal judge dismissing Dakota Access’s lawsuit requesting a restraining order and monetary damages against Standing Rock Sioux Tribe members and other protesters, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including reports that a federal investigation into possible collusion between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign is now focusing on a key White House official as a significant person of interest; a consortium of citrus growers claims in court the secretary of agriculture’s decision to remove the ban on lemon imports from Argentina was politically motivated and puts the nation’s produce at risk; researchers say climate change is turning the white, frozen tundra of Antarctica a bit greener, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including President Donald Trump saying Thursday that former Sen. Joe Lieberman is now the leading candidate to be the next FBI director;the Federal Communications Commission voting 2-1 to repeal net neutrality rules intended to keep broadband providers like AT&T and Comcast from interfering with internet traffic; the European Commission fining Facebook over $122 million for providing misleading information to regulators, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including the House Oversight Committee announcing that it will hold a May 24 hearing to investigate if President Donald Trump interfered in the FBI probe of former NSA Chief Michael Flynn and Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election; a federal judge in Seattle blocks nationwide enforcement of a rule to prevent nonprofits from providing legal assistance to detained immigrants; after centuries of human impact, outdated wastewater technology and overuse, California’s rivers harbor a dirty secret. and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including President Donald Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey to end the federal investigation of ex-National Security Advisor Michael Flynn during a meeting in the Oval Office in February, The New York Times reported Tuesday evening; Two investigative reporters join Buzzfeed in fighting government secrecy over spy planes the FBI uses to gather surveillance across the country; New scientific research sheds light on the recently discovered – and potentially habitable – planet Proxima b, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including President Donald Trump taking to Twitter to unload on former FBI Director James Comey and raising the specter of White House “tapes”; a federal judge ruled Uber must face a civil trial on accusations of filching driverless car technology from Google spinoff Waymo, and asked federal prosecutors to consider launching a criminal investigation.; a Wisconsin man claims in court that he is the rightful owner of a 1924 Babe Ruth autographed baseball bat and scrapbook, which he says were stolen from him 30 years ago before showing up online for auction this year, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe appearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday and contradicting the White House claim that fired director James Comey had lost the support of rank-and-file members of the bureau; California Gov. Jerry Brown calling for budgetary prudence and saying it’s crucial for the state to slow spending on social programs; a European Court of Justice adviser said Thursday ride-hail upstart Uber is a transport service and must get licenses as required by national law, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including FBI Director James Comey back in the spotlight over assertions he made last week about the Hillary Clinton email investigation before the Senate Judiciary Committee; environmentalist groups taking to the 10th Circuit to argue that it was their First Amendment right to collect water samples from public lands in Wyoming for ecological research.; attorneys for two former UC Davis scientists spar with a federal judge over the intellectual property rights to California’s wildly popular strawberries, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including the Fourth Circuit hearing arguments Monday on a challenge to President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban; Sinclair Broadcast Group, the nation’s largest TV station operator announcing Monday that it will pay $3.9 billion for Tribune Media; newly identified Zika antibodies produced by the immune systems of infected individuals could be the key to fighting the mosquito-borne virus, including a possible vaccine, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including a federal judge skewering Wells Fargo at a hearing on the bank’s phony-account scandal; a tiny Texas spider that has thwarted developers for decades has its protected status extended; a new study by a Chicago-based think tank confirms more money buys more House votes, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including the GOP-controlled House narrowly passing the Affordable Care Act repeal bill; New York’s high court says no to state judges collecting a pension and a salary if they stay on after hitting the statutory retirement age; an Oklahoma police union filing an ethics complaint against the Tulsa County District Attorney; a doctor’s fight for patient privacy hits California’s top court, and more.

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