Top CNS stories for today including the GOP invoking the “nuclear option” for the Senate’s vote on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch; Rep. Devin Nunes, the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee temporarily steps aside from the panel’s probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election; the California Supreme Court guts the state’s credit-card arbitration clause; a global radio-telescope initiative may soon reveal what black holes actually look like, and more.
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Rep. Devin Nunes, the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said Thursday morning he will temporarily step aside from the panel’s probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
In a ruling with major implications for consumer-protection laws, the California Supreme Court reversed an appellate court and found an arbitration agreement waiving a credit card customer’s right to sue is unenforceable under state law.
Senate Republicans on Thursday advanced 10th Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court, a move that required them to change longstanding chamber rules to overcome a Democratic filibuster.
After a year-long investigation, the Alabama Ethics Commission found probable cause that Gov. Robert Bentley violated state ethics and campaign finance laws through an alleged affair with a former staffer.
We may soon know what a black hole looks like, if radio-telescope observations taking place around the world this week see what astronomers hope they will.
The satirical “masturbation bill” that would fine men for “unregulated masturbatory emissions” was referred to a Texas House of Representatives committee Tuesday as the bill’s author said she is being retaliated against by House Republicans.
The future of law-enforcement reform for Baltimore’s beleaguered police department is unclear after a Justice Department official said Thursday there are “grave concerns” over a reform plan between the city and federal government.
European lawmakers on Thursday expanded economic and technological sanctions against North Korea, following a week of land and sea missile tests by the secretive regime.