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Top CNS stories for today including the clock for outgoing Energy Secretary Rick Perry to answer a House subpoena is running down; The Supreme Court agreed to hear an existential challenge to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; A trade conflict between the United States and Europeans got uglier after the Trump administration imposed new tariffs on an array of European goods, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney confirmed that President Donald Trump withheld military aid to Ukraine to solicit an investigation and also said next year’s G-7 summit will be held at Trump’s golf resort in Miami; The United States and Turkey announced a five-day ceasefire in the invasion of Syria by Turkish forces that has resulted in the slaughter of Kurdish fighters; The British Parliament is set to vote on whether to support a deal struck between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the European Union that would allow the United Kingdom to leave the EU in an orderly fashion on Oct. 31, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including a career diplomat testified behind closed doors in the congressional impeachment probe; Two 11th Circuit nominees breezed through their initial Senate hearings, moving the Atlanta-based appeals court closer to having a majority of judges appointed by Republican presidents; British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the European Union frantically sought to hammer out a deal to allow the United Kingdom to cut ties with its European neighbors on amicable terms, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including a new poll shows voters have the highest expectations for Senator Elizabeth Warren’s debate performance on Tuesday night; President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani said he would not comply with a subpoena for records demanded by House Democrats as part of their impeachment inquiry; An environmental advocacy group asked California to protect the iconic Joshua trees of the Mojave Desert under state law, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including testimony from a former member of President Donald Trump’s national-security team kicks off a whirlwind week of subpoena deadlines and hearings in the House’s impeachment inquiry; Trump said he will sign an executive order to impose economic sanctions against current and former Turkish officials for invading northern Syria; Spain’s Supreme Court imposed long sentences on imprisoned leaders of Catalonia’s drive for independence for their roles in a botched 2017 secession attempt, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including the D.C. Circuit cleared the way for the House Oversight Committee to subpoena eight years of President Donald Trump’s personal financial records; A federal judge blocked the Trump administration’s so-called “public charge” rule in a fiery opinion; A deal on Brexit suddenly appeared more likely after the European Union and the United Kingdom said they will intensify negotiations, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including the Second Circuit disclosed that Deutsche Bank does not have President Donald Trump’s tax returns; Former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials called for a formal investigation of the Trump administration’s focus on environmental violations in California despite other states racking up more compliance violations; European leaders are condemning Turkey’s invasion of Kurdish-held areas of northern Syria, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including the largest utility in the state of California began cutting off power to large swaths of its customer base in a pre-emptive blackout; Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden for the first time called on Congress to impeach President Donald Trump; A new poll shows the top Democratic candidates for president would all beat Trump in North Carolina if the election was held today, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including talks between the European Union and the United Kingdom on reaching a Brexit deal appeared to be at risk of breaking down; The Justice Department asked a federal judge not to look to the history books in deciding whether to hand over secret material from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation to a House panel; Attorneys representing two gay men and one transgender woman fired from their jobs urged the Supreme Court to rule that federal laws prohibiting discrimination because of sex cover their clients, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit that would shield President Donald Trump, his businesses and his associates from New York state subpoenas; The Fifth Circuit heard arguments over a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy; California voters will soon decide whether to provide outdated schools and universities with a $15 billion facelift, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including the Supreme Court took up its first batch of cases since the summer recess; Vice President Mike Pence is the latest to be pulled into Democrats’ impeachment inquiry; Microsoft said a hacking group linked to the Iranian government launched attacks on email accounts associated with an undisclosed U.S. presidential campaign, and more.

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