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Top CNS stories for today including President Donald Trump’s lawyers asserting he’s immune while president from defamation claims brought by a former contestant on his reality TV show “The Apprentice”; Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye tells the Legislature that the state needs a strong judiciary now more than ever to safeguard the rule of law against tyranny; the U.S. Geological Survey says Southern California may lose two-thirds of its beaches to rising sea levels by the end of this century, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including California tightening regulations on methane emissions; the Supreme Court struggles to divine the meaning of the omission of two words in a revised law that says religious groups need not face federal employee benefit regulations; Attorney General Jeff Sessions unveils measures that would “claw back” Justice Department funds from so-called sanctuary cities; researchers have proposed a new “carbon law” that would enable the international community to nearly eliminate fossil-fuel emissions by 2050, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including the White House and the GOP abruptly pulling their healthcare reform bill; a California judge telling state senators his court will support Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to move two vacant judicial slots from his court to another county, but will oppose the plan if it means losing money; the Second Circuit rules Jacoby & Meyers, the first law firm to advertise on television, does not have a First Amendment right to Wall Street funding, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including Democrats vowing to filibuster Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation to the Supreme Court; the California Utilities Commission telling the Ninth Circuit the federal government owes it millions are miscalculating refunds stemming from the state’s energy crisis 15 years ago; scientists conclude almond-orchard spraying may kill pollinator bees, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including a purported terror attack in central London leaving four dead and 20 seriously wounded; the Supreme Court ruling copyright laws do protect zig-zags and other designs on cheerleading uniforms; Senate Democrats skewer Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on allegiances; the high court bolsters the rights of learning-disabled public school students, and more.

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