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Top CNS stories for today including the Supreme Court being urged to crack down on Wisconsin Republicans for political gerrymandering; attorneys at Covington & Burling bringing the first court challenges to what they call the Trump administration’s Muslim Ban 3.0; a federal judge ruling a Florida county’s practice of banning non-theists from giving the invocation before public meetings is unconstitutional; San Francisco taking its first step toward removing a monument that some say glorifies the conquest of Native Americans, and more.

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1.) In National news  urging the Supreme Court to crack down on Wisconsin Republicans for political gerrymandering, an attorney for voters warned the justices Tuesday that turning a blind eye will only embolden Machiavellian lawmakers to embrace advancing technology.

2.) Attorneys at Covington & Burling brought the first court challenges Tuesday to what they call Muslim Ban 3.0, the updated executive order that bars the citizens of various Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.

3.) The gunman who rained bullets on concertgoers in Las Vegas on Sunday evening – killing at least 59 and wounding some 527 others – had been stockpiling weapons, and a fertilizer often linked to homemade bombs was found in his car, according to law enforcement officials.

Justices Eric Rosen (from left), Marla Luckert and Lawton Nuss listened to arguments in the school funding case in the Kansas Supreme Court on Sept. 21, 2016, in Topeka. (Associated Press)
6.)  Ruling against Planned Parenthood, an Iowa judge found Monday that the state’s newly amended abortion law requiring a 72-hour waiting period does not impose an undue burden on women seeking the procedure.
7.) With national debate sometimes turning violent over how to deal with statues seen as symbols of oppression, San Francisco on Monday took its first step toward removing a monument that some say glorifies the conquest of Native Americans.
The Nordenskiold Glacier in Greenland, one of several draining ice sheets as climate change raises temperatures. (European Space Agency)

8.) From the world of Science comes an image captured by the European Space Agency’s Copernicus Sentinel 2A satellite of Greenland’s Nordenskiold Glacier, one of several drains for the island’s ice sheet as temperatures rise due to climate change.

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