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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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Top CNS stories for today including the Supreme Court curtailing the president’s power to temporarily fill vacant government posts while nominations are tied up in partisan political fights; a California lawmaker unveils plans to make state college free by taxing the state’s millionaires; Oregon fishermen tell a federal judge that the federal government has let them down by taking steps that endanger the state’s scenic rivers; the healthcare reform bill gets a tune-up as the House barrels to vote, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including FBI director James Comey confirming that there is an active investigation into Russian meddling into the 2016 presidential election; the Senate begins confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch; managers at the Berkeley Pit in Montana are considering setting up lasers and cannons to prevent a mass landing — and the deaths — of thousands of waterfowl; a jury awards a San Francisco city attorney whistleblower $2 million, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including the White House filing an appeal in the federal court in Maryland in a bid to save its travel ban; the chief justice of California’s Supreme Court asking officials to stop pursuing undocumented immigrants at state courthouses; German authorities raid the Munich officers of the Jones Day law firm; scientists say China’s horrific smog may be getting worse due to climate change, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including President Donald Trump releasing a budget that funnels $54 billion to the military while gutting funds for the arts, humanities and foreign aid; the Ninth Circuit indicates the Defense Department may have to reconsider how it will operate a controversial new military base on Okinawa; an Arizona House panel approves a bill requiring doctors to perform life-saving measures on a fetus or embryo if it still has a heartbeat following an abortion, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including the U.S. charging Russian officials and a pair of hackers in the massive 2014 Yahoo data breach; a retired Navy admiral charged in connection with a widening bribery scandal; researchers find that antibiotics are causing bees more harm than good; California’s shellfish industry loses fight over “No-Otter” zone, and more.

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