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Top CNS stories for today including a tale of two rulings with similar facts but opposite outcomes is headed to the Ninth Circuit in search of clarity on the traditional First Amendment right of access to new civil complaints; Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters on Wednesday he will support a deal between congressional Democrats and President Donald Trump on a short-term package to raise the debt ceiling and fund the government; Slovakia and Hungary lost a challenge Wednesday to EU regulations that would have them take in asylum seekers, taking the pressure off countries like Greece and Italy besieged by the 2015 migrant crisis, and more.

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1.) In National news the stage is set for 9th Circuit to clear First Amendment conflict on press access. A tale of two rulings with similar facts but opposite outcomes is now headed to the Ninth Circuit in search of clarity on the traditional First Amendment right of access to new civil complaints.

President Donald Trump meets with, from left, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and other Congressional leaders in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

2.) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters on Wednesday he will support a deal between congressional Democrats and President Donald Trump on a short-term package to raise the debt ceiling and fund the government.

3.) Whether a Grubhub delivery driver was “his own boss” or controlled by his employer was the pivotal question on the first day of a bench trial that could have far-reaching implications for the gig economy.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., talks about Harvey relief efforts after a meeting with House Republicans, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

4.) The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed $7.9 billion in Hurricane Harvey disaster relief as warring Republicans and Democrats united behind help for victims of that storm as an ever more powerful new hurricane bore down on Florida.

5.) In Regional news a divided full Sixth Circuit on Wednesday upheld a Michigan county’s practice of opening its board meetings with a commissioner-led prayer as constitutional, finding the prayers fall inside the scope of historically accepted traditions and are not coercive.

6.) A federal jury has awarded over $13 million to John Steinbeck’s step-daughter on claims that the author’s late son and widow interfered in movie adaptations of two of his most famous novels.
Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto, right, and Hungarian Justice Minister Laszlo Trocsanyi hold a joint news conference after the decision of the Court of Justice of Luxembourg about the EU migrant quotas at the Parliament in Budapest, Hungary, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. (Szilard Koszticsak/MTI via AP)
7.) In International news Slovakia and Hungary lost a challenge Wednesday to EU regulations that would have them take in asylum seekers, taking the pressure off countries like Greece and Italy besieged by the 2015 migrant crisis.
The European Court of Justice on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 rejected efforts by Hungary and Slovakia to stay out of a European Union scheme to relocate refugees. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, File)

8.) A reversal Wednesday from Europe’s highest court upended a $1.2 billion fine against Intel for cornering the market on a certain central processing unit.

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