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Top CNS stories for today including Trump issues distracting at House hearing on public access to federal courts;  Senators foresee Flynn testifying before intelligence committee; EU treaty to help blind readers pushed forward; conviction caps 38-year-old Etan Patz murder, and more.

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1.) Trump Issues Distract at House Hearing on Public Access to Federal Courts

Open-court advocates pressed members of Congress on Tuesday to allow cameras in federal courtrooms, among other reforms that will grease public access.

2.) Senators See Flynn Testifying Before Intelligence Committee

A top Senate Republican on Tuesday said it is likely former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will be asked to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee as the panel looks into his contacts with the Russian government after the election.

3.) Judge Denies Trump’s Bid to Delay Travel Ban Case

A federal judge on Monday denied the Trump administration’s effort to delay a ruling on the controversial travel ban to exclude entry into the United States by travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations.

4.) EU Treaty to Help Blind Readers Pushed Forward

The European Court of Justice ruled Tuesday that EU administrators have the authority to ratify a treaty giving visually impaired people access to published works regardless of copyright, rejecting calls by eight member states to be included in the process.

5.) Aaron Hernandez Trial on Drive-By Murder Kicks Off

As the New England Patriots celebrate their Super Bowl win, imprisoned former tight end Aaron Hernandez faces jury selection Tuesday for his second murder trial.

6.) IRS in Hot Water Over Howard Stern Broadcast

Showcasing the diversity of Howard Stern’s appeal, a woman suing the IRS says an agent who had been calling into the show inadvertently gave the shock jock and his listeners an earful of their conversation on a private tax matter.

7.)  Illinois Court Strikes Down Sex Offender Park Ban

An Illinois appeals court ruled that a state law making it a crime for convicted sex offenders to set foot in public parks is unconstitutional because it can punish innocent conduct.

8.) Conviction Caps 38-Year-Old Etan Patz Murder

After nearly four decades and two criminal trials, Manhattan prosecutors convicted a deli shop clerk Tuesday for the murder of Etan Patz, the first missing child to appear on milk cartons.