Nightly Brief

Your Friday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News

Top CNS stories for today including Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., announcing that he will vote against the latest GOP effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act; three federal appeals court judges hearing arguments on whether they should allow a Texas law that bans sanctuary cities to go into effect; Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau telling Courthouse News that his country’s example of dealing with its past abuse of indigenous populations could help the United States confront white supremacy, and more.

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1.) In National news Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., announced on Friday that he will vote against the latest GOP effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

2.) The Trump administration will unveil stricter more tailored travel restrictions from select countries, replacing the controversial travel ban just weeks before the U.S. Supreme Court is set to decide its constitutionality.

3.) Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is working with Congress to disclose 3,000 Russian-bought advertisements that circulated on the social media site during the 2016 election.

In this Sept. 4, 2017, photo, Jessica Nowan, left and Caitlin Grandstaff, right, stand in line for the Salt Lake Comic Con at the Salt Palace Convention Center. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

4.) In Regional news a federal judge quoted from “I Love Lucy” on Thursday, telling Salt Lake Comic Con, “You’ve got some ‘splaining to do,” and warned the group about its public comments during the trademark fight with San Diego Comic-Con.

5.) Banning sales by out-of-state breeders does not violate the Commerce clause, the Seventh Circuit ruled Thursday, upholding a law meant to curb puppy mills.

6.) Three federal appeals court judges heard arguments Friday on whether they should allow a Texas law that bans sanctuary cities and requires police officers to question the immigration status of “lawfully detained” persons to go into effect.

Malawi’s Mount Hora yielded two ancient DNA samples – including the oldest one at about 8,100 years ago. (Jessica Thompson)

7.) From the world of Science comes world that recently discovered fossils of ancient people living in eastern and southern Africa have been used to shed light on the migration patterns and genetic backgrounds of modern humans on the continent.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau enters the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 21, 2017, as he prepares to deliver his speech on the nation’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. (CIA PAK, U.N. PHOTO)
8.) In International news dedicating his United Nations speech to his country’s abuse of its indigenous population, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told Courthouse News later that its example could help the United States confront white supremacy.
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