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Your Monday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News

Top CNS stories for today including President Donald Trump bowing to pressure Monday and condemned the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists as “criminals and thugs” in the wake of a deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend; the White House announced a new inquiry into Chinese trade practices, including its alleged theft of U.S. companies’ intellectual property; new large-scale research shows that global warming has shifted the timing of floods across Europe, highlighting the current and ongoing effects of climate change, and more.

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1.) In National news President Donald Trump bowed to tremendous pressure Monday and condemned the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists as “criminals and thugs” in the wake of a deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend.

People fly into the air as a vehicle drives into a group of protesters demonstrating against a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. (Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress via AP)

2.) Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday said that a fatal attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, in which a driver plowed into a crowd protesting a rally of white supremacists, meets the legal definition of domestic terrorism.

3.) President Donald Trump on Monday announced a new inquiry into Chinese trade practices, including its alleged theft of U.S. companies’ intellectual property.

4.) In Regional news The fight between traditional newspapers, cable TV and internet took a serious turn Friday in Anchorage, where a cable company filed eviction papers on Alaska’s biggest newspaper, the Alaska Dispatch News.

Criminal defense attorney Jeffrey Lichtman speaks to reporters on Aug. 14, 2017, after a hearing in New York federal court on Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

5.) Attorneys for Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman failed to win a federal judge’s sympathy Monday in complaining about the prosecution’s effort to keep taxpayer-funded counsel off limits to the Sinaloa drug lord while also threatening to seize any money he would spend on a private defense team.

6.) Auctioned two years ago for $16 million, British painter Francis Bacon’s “Study for Head of Isabel Rawsthorne and George Dyer” lies at the heart of a new legal battle in Manhattan.

7.) From the world of Science comes word that European researchers have identified the mysterious mechanism that allows goldfish to produce alcohol in order to survive without oxygen during frigid winters beneath frozen lakes.
Flooding in August 2005 in Kappl-Nederle (Paznaun Valley, Tyrol), Austria.
(Photo: TU Wien/ASI/Land Tirol/BH Landeck)

8.) In International news new large-scale research shows that global warming has shifted the timing of floods across Europe, highlighting the current and ongoing effects of climate change.

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