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     1.) Four New Cases Bring Total Zika Infections in Miami Area to 21
     Four new Zika infections acquired locally from mosquito bites have been reported in northern Miami, Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Tuesday, bringing the total number of locally transmitted cases to 21.
     2.) Trump Suggests ‘2nd Amendment Folks’ Can Stop Clinton Court Picks
     Donald Trump’s comments took a sinister turn at a campaign rally Tuesday when he appeared to suggest that gun owners “could do” something to prevent Hillary Clinton from taking away their Second Amendment right to bear arms.
     3.) PG&E Guilty on Charges Stemming From 2010 Blast
     A federal jury on Tuesday found Pacific Gas and Electric guilty of five counts of violating federal pipeline safety laws and one count of obstructing an investigation of the 2010 San Bruno pipeline explosion.
     4.) Judge Denies Blagojevich’s Bid for Reduced Sentence
     A Federal judge on Tuesday upheld his 14-year sentence for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who was convicted of corruption charges in 2011.
     5.) Pennsylvania AG Painted As Intent on Revenge
     Pennsylvania’s attorney general was so bent on revenge against a rival that she broke the law by leaking secret grand jury documents to a reporter, then she lied to cover up her actions, prosecutors said as Kathleen Kane’s perjury and obstruction trial opened Tuesday.
     6.) Alabama Chief Justice to Face Ethics Trial
     Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore must stand trial on charges he violated judicial ethics by ordering probate judges not to issue same-sex marriage licenses in defiance of federal courts, a state judicial panel ruled.
     7.) Gun Blogger Blasts Calif. for Censoring Post
     A gun-rights activist who posted the addresses of 40 California lawmakers for supporting gun-control bills sued the state’s legislative attorney, anonymously, for having the addresses removed from a blog post.
     8.) N.J. Can’t Legalize Sports Betting, 3rd Cir. Rules
     New Jersey’s attempt to bring sports gambling to the state suffered a major blow Tuesday, as the Third Circuit again ruled against a 2014 state law that removed gambling prohibitions.

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