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Top CNS stories for today including the National Rifle Association on Thursday calling for additional regulations on the device that allowed the Las Vegas shooter have the semi-automatic guns used in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history to function as fully automatic weapons; California’s mammoth $17 billion plan to overhaul the West Coast’s largest estuary taking another hit, after state auditors revealed a combination of skyrocketing costs and shaky oversight plague the contentious water project; approximately 75 percent of the honey sampled by researchers across the globe contains trace samples of pesticides, according to a new study, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including the National Rifle Association on Thursday calling for additional regulations on the device that allowed the Las Vegas shooter have the semi-automatic guns used in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history to function as fully automatic weapons; California’s mammoth $17 billion plan to overhaul the West Coast’s largest estuary taking another hit, after state auditors revealed a combination of skyrocketing costs and shaky oversight plague the contentious water project; approximately 75 percent of the honey sampled by researchers across the globe contains trace samples of pesticides, according to a new study, and more.

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1.) In National news  the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday passed a $4.1 trillion budget plan that’s a critical step for the party’s drive to rewrite the tax code later this year.

2.) The National Rifle Association on Thursday called for additional regulations on the device that allowed the Las Vegas shooter have the semi-automatic guns used in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history to function as fully automatic weapons.

3.) Finding the Trump administration illegally rolled back an emissions-reducing rule for oil and gas wells on public land, a federal judge revived the regulation Wednesday, but the victory could prove short-lived for environmentalists because plans are already under way to scrap the new requirements.

4.)  The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii filed a federal lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration over federal restrictions that limit access to an abortion pill.

5.) In Regional news California’s mammoth $17 billion plan to overhaul the West Coast’s largest estuary took another hit Thursday, after state auditors revealed a combination of skyrocketing costs and shaky oversight plague the contentious water project.

6.)  The Trump administration announced the Pacific walrus will not be listed as a threatened species, despite environmental groups’ claims the aquatic mammal is in danger.

7.) In Environmental news approximately 75 percent of the honey sampled by researchers across the globe contains trace samples of pesticides, according to a study published Thursday.

 

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