Top CNS stories for today including the FBI’s release of documents from the Hillary Clinton email investigation, a new twist in the records battle over the closure of a nuclear plant in Southern California, a federal judge’s decision to allow the slaughter of Cormorants to continue, and more.
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1.) FBI Releases Documents from Hillary Clinton Email Investigation
Redacted notes released by the FBI on Friday show that Hillary Clinton did not specifically ask for permission to use a private email server, trusted staffers’ judgment about emails they sent her, and was unclear about a classification marking on a confidential message.
2.) New Twist in Records Battle Over Nuclear Plant Closing=
Approaching four years since the multibillion-dollar shuttering of a radiation-leaking nuclear plant in Southern California, a state appeals court compounded frustrations over the hushed affair Wednesday with its ruling against an attorney looking for answers.
3.) Mention of Biden’s Dead Son Settles Heckler
Diffusing an angry heckler with aplomb, Vice President Joe Biden’s control of a rally Thursday for Hillary Clinton posed a stark contrast to Republican events of late.
4.) Judge Lets Cormorant Slaughter Continue
A federal judge will allow the Army Corps of Engineers to keep shooting native cormorants by the thousands to protect salmon, despite objections that the slaughter doesn’t address the real cause of dwindling salmon populations: hydroelectric dams.
5.) Conservation Congress Urges Global Climate Change Fight
World and business leaders, indigenous peoples, scientists and conservation groups converged in Honolulu on Thursday for the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress, days after President Barack Obama’s order expanding the Papahanaumokuakea Marine Monument in Hawaii’s Northwest Islands.
6.) Circuit Grapples With Fate of Suit by Sickened Sailors
Radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster has sickened thousands of U.S. sailors. Facing calls to boot their $1 billion lawsuit to Japan, the Ninth Circuit is asking why the United States has no input.
7.) Feds Intervene in Merger of Broadcast Firms
The Justice Department said Friday that Nexstar Broadcasting Group must sell off seven TV stations before it can go forward with a $4.6 billion merger with Virginia-based Media General.
8.) Two Wild, Scenic Rivers Will Be Protected
The U.S. Forest Service promised to create new boundaries and protections for two federally designated Wild and Scenic Rivers in Northern California.
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