Nightly Brief

Top CNS stories for today including a trove of newly released emails from EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt during his tenure as Oklahoma attorney general reviving concerns over his energy industry pals; the Democratic National Committee gathers in Atlanta for a three-day session to devise a strategy to move the party forward in the wake of its drubbing in the 2016 general election; Evidence found in a 90 million-year-old layer cake of sedimentary rock in Colorado may confirm a critical theory of how planets in our solar system behave in their orbits around the sun; the Fifth Circuit clears path for Texas harboring law, and more.

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1.) Pruitt Emails Stir Concern Over Energy Industry Pals

A trove of newly released emails from EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt during his tenure as Oklahoma attorney general have revived concerns about the close ties he cultivated with the energy industry while in state office.

2.) DNC Gathers to Elect New Chair, Search for Answers

The Democratic National Committee is gathering in Atlanta on Thursday for a three-day session to elect a new party chair and come up with a strategy to move the party forward in the wake of its unprecedented  drubbing in the 2016 general election.

 3.) 5th Circuit Clears Path for Texas Harboring Law

Two Texas landlords and a legal aid group did not prove a credible threat of prosecution under a state law that makes it a felony to harbor undocumented immigrants, the Fifth Circuit ruled Thursday.

 4.) 7th Circuit OKs Claims Over Prison Starvation

The en banc Seventh Circuit ruled 6-4 that an Indiana prison health care provider may be liable for allowing an inmate who relied on a feeding tube to die of starvation in just 37 days.

 5.) Evidence of ‘Chaotic Solar System’ Theory Found in Colorado Rocks

Evidence found in a 90 million-year-old layer cake of sedimentary rock in Colorado may confirm a critical theory of how planets in our solar system behave in their orbits around the sun.

6.) Child Abuser Guilty of Clinton Foundation Hack

The Clinton Foundation is at the heart of a hacking case Thursday where federal prosecutors are keeping a lid on the name of the “global charitable organization” targeted by a convicted child abuser from Florida.

7.)  Whistle Blown on Bay Area Smog Regulator

Two former employees of a major air pollution regulator in California say the agency routinely destroyed enforcement documents, deleted records related to ongoing legal disputes, and gave monetary breaks to the region’s major polluters.

8.) Court Revives Ax Murderer’s Case Against Lifetime

Twisting the facts for a television movie about a man who killed his father with an ax may leave the Lifetime network liable, a New York appeals court ruled Thursday.

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