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Top CNS stories for today including President-elect Donald Trump naming Thomas Bossert, a homeland security adviser to former President George W. Bush, to be his adviser on the subject as well; Gov. Jerry Brown appoints 10 new California judges; a drop in pregnancies in Brazil is attributed to fears of Zika, and more.

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1.) Bush Homeland Security Adviser to Join Trump White House

Thomas Bossert, an adviser to former President George W. Bush on homeland security issues, will serve much the same role for the incoming Trump administration, the president-elect’s transition team announced Tuesday.

2.) Jury to Weigh Cop’s Killing of Suicide Caller

A New Jersey cop must face claims that he fatally shot a non-threatening suicide caller partly because his police department does not train officers on how to deal with suicide situations, a federal judge ruled.

3.) Gov. Brown Appoints 10 New California Judges

Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed seven new judges to California superior courts, and three judges to California Courts of Appeal.

4.) Foundation Can’t Dissolve Mid-Investigation, NY AG Tells Trump

Donald Trump cannot move ahead with his plan to dismantle his charitable foundation because state prosecutors are probing whether the president-elect personally benefited from its spending, the New York attorney general’s office said Tuesday.

5.) Former Students Claim Charlotte Law School Hid Accreditation Woes

A pair of federal class actions filed in North Carolina claim the Charlotte School of Law made false and misleading statements about its accreditation with the American Bar Association.

6.)  Drop in Brazil Pregnancies Tied to Zika Fears

The 2015 Zika virus outbreak in Brazil has led many women to avoid pregnancy, suggesting the consequences of the epidemic extend beyond the range of birth defects associated with the virus.

7.) Media Cleared to Watch Executions in Arizona

A federal judge has ruled that Arizona must allow journalists and witnesses to view the administration of lethal injections to death row inmates during executions.

8.) Class Claims Nevada Psychiatric Hospital Practices Patient Dumping

A state-run psychiatric hospital in Nevada routinely dumps patients in out-of-state locations, with suicide the result in several instances, patients claim in a federal class action.

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