Nightly Brief

Your Wednesday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News

Top CNS stories for today including the Republican-run Senate on Wednesday afternoon rejecting a GOP proposal to repeal major parts of the Affordable Care Act without providing a replacement; in a midnight vote Wednesday, the Texas Senate passed the latest version of its so-called “bathroom bill” requiring transgender people to use public facilities that match their biological sex; a European Court of Justice adviser said Wednesday that Malta’s introduction of a law to allow the trapping of finches violates EU protections of wild birds. and more.

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1.) In National news the Republican-run Senate on Wednesday afternoon rejected a GOP proposal to repeal major parts of the Affordable Care Act without providing a replacement.

President Donald Trump steps off Marine One after arriving on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, July 25, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

2.) President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday morning to announce the United States will not “allow or accept” any transgender individuals in the military.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia, one of the cities that stands to lose grant money under a DOJ policy change announced Wednesday.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

3.) U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the Justice Department will no longer award $385 million in grants to cities and states that refuse to help federal agents detain undocumented immigrants at local jails.

A ballot box awaits the arrival of voters in November 2016. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
4.) A federal judge rejected Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s request to reconsider a magistrate judge’s sanctions, finding Kobach has shown a pattern of misleading the court in a voting-rights case.

5.) Lobbyists for big agriculture are already anxious about President Donald Trump’s renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement next year, hoping the trade pact will be kept in place.

Republican state Sen. Lois Kolkhorst said her bill would stop a man from “saying today I feel like a female and I have the right to go into these intimate spaces.”

6.) In Regional news in a midnight vote Wednesday, the Texas Senate passed the latest version of its so-called “bathroom bill” requiring transgender people to use public facilities that match their biological sex.

A goldfinch, one of seven species Malta allows hunters to live-trap.

8.) In International news a European Court of Justice adviser said Wednesday that Malta’s introduction of a law to allow the trapping of finches violates EU protections of wild birds.

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