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     1.) California Pushes Ahead on Twin Water Tunnels Under Estuary
     California’s ambitious $15 billion plan to tunnel below the largest freshwater estuary on the West Coast in hopes of fixing its water woes will “minimize” effects on endangered salmon, state officials said Tuesday, bringing a skeptical reaction from environmentalists.
     
     2.) Chinatown Crime Boss Gets Life Sentence
     Chinatown crime boss Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for his role in the 2006 fatal shooting of a prominent Chinese businessman.
     
     3.) Trump Meets With Gold Star Families in Jacksonville in Bid to Quell Controversy
     
     Donald Trump met with six Gold Star families before a campaign rally in Jacksonville Wednesday night, and said from the stage that at least one continues to support him despite the continuing controversy over a feud he’s having with the Muslin family of a U.S. soldier killed in Iraq.
     
     4.) Ninth Circuit Upholds Federal Fishery Limits
     The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday upheld a federal program that limits the number of Pacific whiting, or hake, fishermen can catch off the Northwest Coast
     
     5.) BMI Says it Will Sue DOJ Over Licensing Rule
     The Justice Department said Thursday it will not change the consent decrees that govern how the country’s top music licensing groups operate, but offered a new interpretation of licensing rules, setting the stage for a battle in federal court.
     
     6.) Ohio Argues Human Error Shouldn’t Void Voter I.D. Law
     Failure of boards of elections to uniformly enforce voter I.D. requirements is no reason to invalidate the law, lawyers for Ohio told the Sixth Circuit on Thursday.
     
     7.) Chinese Moon Rover Ends Record-Breaking Voyage
     The 2 ½-year odyssey of China’s lunar rover Yutu has finally ended, the nation’s state agency said Wednesday — a record-breaking mission that lasted much longer than originally planned.
     
     
     8.) Consumers Can’t Use Report Against Scotts Miracle-Gro
     A report filed in a criminal case against Scotts Miracle-Gro for selling poisonous bird feed cannot be used against the company in a consumer class action, the Sixth Circuit ruled.

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