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Top CNS stories for today including Attorney General Jeff Sessions began the rollback of the “Dreamers” program, rescinding the rule that lets people who came to the United States illegally as children remain in the country; a large scale study shows natural selection actively weeds out unfavorable gene variants linked to heavy smoking and Alzheimer’s disease, proving  humans continue to evolve; the European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday blasted Romania’s judiciary for its failure to protect the rights of a man who’d been fired for using the internet during work – a fact only discovered when the company monitored his email messages, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including the White House confirming that President Donald Trump’s decision on whether to rescind federal protections for immigrant children brought into the country illegally will be announced Tuesday; the California State Bar’s committee of bar examiners voted to recommend that the state Supreme Court keep the bar exam minimum passing score at 144; in his latest Dispatch from the Road, Courthouse News Service’s Western bureau chief, Chris Marshall, waxes eloquently about loving a place to death, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including the Trump administration ordering Russia to close its San Francisco consulate, along with two annex buildings in New York and Washington, all by Saturday; irate by the description of her caseload handling as “lazy” and “slow,” the first Asian woman to be elected to New York’s state court system brought a libel suit Wednesday against the New York Post; a new study says that fathers of newborns born in the United States today are 3.5 years older on average than they were four decades ago, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including President Donald Trump traveling to Missouri to try to drum up support for tax reform, calling it a once-in-a-generation opportunity; the city of Philadelphia sued Attorney General Jeff Sessions over the Trump administration’s proposal to add new restrictions to grants for local governments in order to block sanctuary city policies; the Pew Research Center reports that most Americans disapprove of the way Donald Trump has conducted himself as president and believe he is prejudiced and selfish, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including droves of Houston residents turning out at a downtown convention center Tuesday, with truck and car loads of supplies for the more than 9,000 Tropical Storm Harvey evacuees inside; a California judge upheld a longstanding ban on public financing of local campaigns, invalidating reforms signed last September by Gov. Jerry Brown; a developmental abnormality that contributed to the extinction of woolly rhinos could serve as an indicator of at-risk populations among modern rhinoceros species, several of which are already considered endangered or threatened, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including continuing uncertainty in Southeast Texas after Hurricane Harvey left five people dead, tens of thousands evacuated and millions more facing the prospect of additional flooding due to a forecast that calls for another 2 feet of rain on top of what’s already fallen; a pack of masked, black-clad anarchists attacked a small group of pro-Trump demonstrators during a right-wing rally in Berkeley on Sunday; the Second Circuit signed off on a discovery order that will help global litigation involving an art broker accused of price gouging 38 paintings by such famous artists as Picasso and Van Gogh, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including the Trump administration on Friday slapping financial sanctions on Venezuela, barring banks from any new financial deals with the government or state-run oil giant PDVSA; a divided three-judge panel of federal judges declined to throw out Maryland’s congressional voting map that challengers say was intentionally designed to give Democrats an electoral edge; Canadians will be able to select a third , unspecified gender option for their passports starting August 31, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Thursday he will recommend not eliminating any of the 27 monuments he’s reviewed, adding that a “handful” of monuments may be subject to alterations; a divided California Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a voter-passed initiative to speed up executions on death row, but ruled a five-year time limit to decide death penalty appeals isn’t mandatory; a new analysis of company communications shows fossil-fuel giant Exxon Mobil has knowingly misled the public for nearly 40 years about the dangers of climate change, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including President Donald Trump using a Phoenix rally Tuesday night to thrash the news media, threaten to shut down the government if he does not get funding for a border wall; a new study finds that transitioning to 100 percent renewable energy could be cheaper and easier than expected;a Kansas woman testified in federal court that she believes she was fired from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s office because she did not go to church;after an exhaustive three-year analysis by a team of researchers, the mysterious fate of the crew that manned the first combat submarine to sink an enemy ship has been revealed, and more..

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Top CNS stories for today including the Ninth Circuit ruling the U.S. Defense Department must reassess the impacts of a controversial new military base on Okinawa in order to protect the endangered Okinawa dugong, a manatee-like marine mammal; as the federal government retreats from banning a pesticide increasingly connected to human health problems, California took steps toward restricting its use in the Golden State; families of five Navy service members who died after responding to the Fukushima nuclear meltdown have sued Tokyo Electric Power Co., blaming the deaths on radiation illnesses contracted from the March 2011 disaster, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including The Trump administration ordered researchers to halt work on an independent study of the potential health risks posed by mountaintop removal coal mining in nearby communities in Appalachia; the University of California, Davis’ annual report on the health of Lake Tahoe highlights a growing threat to the region beyond the harm to the lake’s famed clarity — the death of large swaths of the Sierra’s forests; scientists say Zebrafish larvae could eventually supplant mice as the preferred model for optimizing cancer treatments, and more.

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