Nightly Brief

Top CNS stories for today including the CBO says 24 million will lose health insurance coverage under GOP plan; several states pushing for a stay of President Donald Trump’s travel ban; the wife of the gunman who killed 49 people in Orlando, Florida’s Pulse nightclub will remain in custody; a three-judge panel finds the GOP-controlled Texas legislature racially gerrymandered several congressional districts; a new study finds itching, yawning are contagious, and more.

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1.) CBO Says 24 Million Will Lose Health Insurance Under GOP Plan

The House Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would cause 24 million people to lose their health insurance coverage within a decade, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Monday.

2.) States Push for Stay of Revised Travel Ban

Washington state filed an amended complaint Monday morning in an effort to halt the implementation of President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban – one of several cases across the nation attacking the constitutionality of the executive order.

3.) Pulse Shooter’s Widow to Remain in Custody

The widow of the gunman who killed 49 people in an Orlando nightclub last June will remain behind bars while she awaits trial in Florida, according to a court order.

4.) 3 Gerrymandered Texas Districts Struck Down

The Republican-controlled Texas Legislature racially gerrymandered several congressional districts in 2011 to counteract the growing number of Hispanic voters in the state, a panel of three federal judges ruled Friday.

5.) Watchdog Claims DOJ Withholds Legal Opinions

A government watchdog claims in the court the Justice Department is blocking its access to documents produced by its Office of Legal Counsel, memorandum that advise the attorney general, and by extension, the president, on questions of law.

 6.) Court OKs Suit Over Jail’s White Underwear Rule

An Illinois sheriff department’s white-only underwear policy, ostensibly meant to prevent female detainees from extracting ink from their underwear to tattoo themselves, is unreasonable, the Seventh Circuit ruled.

 7.) Study Finds Itching, Yawning are ‘Contagious’

A new study published in the journal Science offers evidence that itching, yawning and other behaviors are socially contagious.

 8.) Judge Has Doubts About Gmail Privacy Deal

Two proposed settlements involving Google drew very different reactions from two federal judges on Thursday in San Jose, with one headed toward approval and the other drawing a rebuke over the class attorney’s handling of the case.

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