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Top CNS stories for today including President Donald Trump disbanding two business advisory councils after a flood of criticism led some chief executives to quit over the president’s response to violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend; California Gov. Jerry Brown proposes spending $16.7 billion to build two water tunnels in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to quench the thirst of the state’s 40 million residents and overcome the ravages of climate change; new research has uncovered active supermassive black holes in six out of seven “jellyfish” galaxies reviewed, a surprising trend that reveals a previously unknown mechanism by which these cosmic enigmas are fed, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including President Donald Trump saying that counterprotesters at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville over the weekend acted violently and should share the blame for the mayhem that left a woman dead and 19 others injured; more than 1,000 Texans protested President Donald Trump’s planned border wall in a wildlife refuge along the Rio Grande – a project some believe is already underway despite no formal funding to date from Congress;a study from Harvard Medical School, UCLA and the RAND Corporation has found that U.S. workplaces are grueling, unforgiving and inflexible, leaving many workers physically and emotionally drained, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including President Donald Trump bowing to pressure Monday and condemned the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists as “criminals and thugs” in the wake of a deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend; the White House announced a new inquiry into Chinese trade practices, including its alleged theft of U.S. companies’ intellectual property; new large-scale research shows that global warming has shifted the timing of floods across Europe, highlighting the current and ongoing effects of climate change, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today include President Donald Trump tweeting that United States military solutions are “locked and loaded” should North Korea “act unwisely”; Pop star Taylor Swift testifying that a former DJ’s alleged groping of her was intentional; A South Florida man filing the first lawsuit in the state aimed at enforcing a new law prohibiting mugshot publishers from charging fees for removing unflattering online arrest photos, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today include North Korea announcing that it is planning to fire four ballistic missiles into the waters surrounding Guam; A federal judge allowing an appeal by President Donald Trump’s legal team in a lawsuit accusing him of inciting violence against protesters at a Kentucky campaign rally; A white man on death row for the gruesome truck-dragging murder of a black man convincing the Fifth Circuit to let him argue his trial attorneys are to blame for his conviction, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today include reports that North Korea is producing nuclear warheads small enough to fit inside their long-range ballistic missiles; the Justice Department reversing itself in a high-profile voting-rights case and throwing support behind Ohio’s effort to restore a procedure allowing the state to purge inactive voters; Los Angeles city leaders passing a measure forcing contractors to disclose if they are planning to bid for work on President Donald Trump’s proposed wall on the southern border, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including the Justice Department making changes to its policies on subpoenaing news organizations as part of its crackdown on government leaks;after five days of deliberation, a jury of seven women and five men found scorned pharmaceutical executive Martin “Pharma Bro” Shkreli guilty Friday on federal charges of securities fraud; European lawmakers on Friday added six Russian entities to a sanctions list for their roles in transferring gas turbines to the disputed territory of Crimea, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including Robert Mueller, the special counsel overseeing the probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, has impaneled a grand jury in Washington; attorneys for Ohio facing a Sixth Circuit panel on Thursday defended the constitutionality of a law that revokes health care funding from abortion providers; a report in the journal Science Advances finds that South Asia will be exposed to extreme temperatures due to climate change that will approach or exceed the upper limit of human survivability before 2100, and more.

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President Trump signing bipartisan legislation on Wednesday imposing sanctions on Russia and limiting his own authority to lift them;a group of voters challenged the constitutionality of Tennessee’s voting procedures before the Sixth Circuit on Wednesday, specifically the passage of a 2014 constitutional amendment that eliminated protections and funding for abortions; the European Court of Human Rights on Wednesday declined to order the release of two Turkish citizens who were detained after going on a hunger strike to protest being fired from their jobs, and more.

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