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Top CNS stories for today including the Senate Judiciary Committee has opened a probe into former Attorney General Loretta Lynch for her possible role in thwarting the FBI from investigating Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign;a day after Senate Republicans unveiled their plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, experts weighed-in on how it could affect real Americans;French movie director and writer Luc Besson denies that he has anything to do with a new digital media series that its creators are marketing as his idea, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including four Republican senators said Thursday they are not ready to vote for the new GOP health care bill, putting the measure in jeopardy just hours after it was unveiled; President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Thursday afternoon to finally admit that he has no tapes of his conversations with former FBI director James Comey; With the U.S. on the verge of an historic solar eclipse, NASA is offering safety tips skywatchers and making plans to live-stream the event, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including testimony on Capitol Hill suggesting that after learning it had been hacked,the Democratic National Committee rejected the government’s offer to help;the European Court of Justice opened the door Wednesday for a vaccine maker to be held liable after a man died in France from complications of multiple sclerosis;the Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokulea completed the last leg of a historic three-year, round-the-world voyage, raising insights about the relevance of the past to the future of Polynesian culture and ocean conservation, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including Senate Democrats escalating their protest against Republican secrecy over their efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare Tuesday by shutting down committee hearings; the San Antonio Zoo will face an October trial on claims it violates the Endangered Species Act through its treatment of Lucky the Asian elephant;conservationists worry the Department of the Interior’s review will threaten the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument’s conservation efforts, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including the Supreme Court announced on Monday that it would consider whether partisan gerrymandering violates the Constitution; also on Monday, the High Court struck down a North Carolina law that bars convicted sex offenders from using Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social popular websites; crystals from the inside of a volcano are helping researchers gain insight into magma reservoirs that lie below volcanoes, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including President Donald Trump on Friday reversing an historic normalization of U.S.-Cuban relations and did so at a theater named for the leader of a disastrous plot to overthrow Fidel Castro; a Minnesota jury on Friday acquitted St. Anthony Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez of manslaughter for the fatal traffic-stop shooting of Philando Castile last summer;Oregon will be the first state to allow residents to mark a third, “not specified” gender option on state identification cards, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including President Donald Trump assailing reports of an obstruction of justice investigation into his conduct, calling allegations of collusion between his presidential campaign and Russia a “phony story”; a Los Angeles private equity firm sold a manufacturing plant in the Mexican border city of Reynosa without revealing that cartel boss “El Chapo” Guzman controlled it; Australian researchers say they have developed a solar paint that absorbs water vapor and sunlight, generating clean hydrogen energy in a process that offers a potentially limitless source of power, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was among five people shot Wednesday when a gunman opened fire at a congressional baseball practice;Texas Governor Greg Abbott called cities’ protection of trees “socialistic” and he announced a top priority for a special legislative session he’s called will be giving property owners the right to cut down trees whether their cities like it or not; Europe’s high court took a no-nonsense approach to vegan-food substitutes Wednesday, barring companies from using terms like “cheese” or “cream” on nonanimal products, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including Attorney General Jeff Sessions testily denied on Tuesday that he had any undisclosed meeting with the Russian ambassador or conversations with Russian officials about the U.S. elections; Los Angeles police reported an increase in fatal officer-involved shootings linked to methamphetamine; Senate Republicans won over enough Democrats on Tuesday to kill a bid to block part of President Donald Trump’s $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia, and more.

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