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     The day’s top stories from Courthouse News in short takes with links.
     
     1.) Privacy Class Action Against Google Survives
     A federal judge handed Google a major defeat in a class action privacy complaint for intercepting and scanning emails before they reach the inbox of the intended recipient.
     
     2.) Fecal Problem in Capital Waters Goes Unchecked, Groups Claim
     Regulators have failed after 20 years to take action against fecal bacteria that makes Washington, D.C.’s waterways unsafe for human recreation, three groups say in a federal action.
     
     3.) Immunity for Hot-Car Pet Rescues Clears Calif. Senate
     California lawmakers on Monday unanimously approved a proposal that would allow bystanders to break into cars to save animals from the sweltering California heat without being sued or arrested.
     
     4.) San Bernardino Shooter’s Insurance Money Seized
     A federal judge granted the government’s request to seize $275,000 in insurance that San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook obtained before last year’s terror attack.
     
     5.) Gitmo Parole Board Back to Grind After Big Release
     Just hours after a massive prisoner release from Guantanamo Bay, the detainee said to have helped spark the capture of Osama bin Laden was a no-show at his parole board hearing Tuesday.
     
     6.) N.J. Man Cleared of Rape Has Case Against Cops
     A man who was locked up 18 years for someone else’s 1996 rape of a New Jersey teen can sue police for fabrication of evidence and negligence, a federal judge ruled.
     
     7.) Art Experts Worry About Islamic State Looting
     The art community wants the U.S. to do more to stop the Islamic State group’s unprecedented destruction and looting of Syrian and Iraqi cultural artifacts, according to the Government Accountability Office.
     
     8.) Nanotechnology & the Sun Used to Disinfect Water
     Researchers on Monday said they’ve found a way to disinfect drinking water quickly and efficiently using nanotechnology and the sun, which could be a boon for poorer nations and communities looking for clean and safe drinking water.

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