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Top CNS stories for today including President Donald Trump proposing a set of sweeping and rigid immigration reforms that he said must be included in any legislation addressing the status of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients; California adopts one of the most rigorous campaign-finance laws in the nation, with Gov. Jerry Brown’s signing on Saturday of a bill to require clear disclosure of political contributors in print, television and online ads; word that scientists who want to study the effects of pollution and climate change don’t need to look any further than a feather, and more.
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1.) In National news President Donald Trump proposed a set of sweeping and rigid immigration reforms Sunday that he said must be included in any legislation addressing the status of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients.
2.) EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said he will sign a proposed rule Tuesday “to withdraw the so-called Clean Power Plan of the past administration” – and immediately drew fire from New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who said he will sue the Trump administration over the move.
3.) Three people who attended the country music festival where a gunman massacred 58 people Oct. 1 have filed a class action against the maker of bump stock, an attachment used by the gunman to modify his semi-automatic rifles to fire at almost the same rate as automatics.
4.) In Regional news opponents of the controversial pipeline that has received the go-ahead from the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, are urging the state to require the company building it to conduct an environmental impact statement for the land it traverses — a strip between Baton Rouge and New Orleans known as Cancer Alley.
5.) California has adopted one of the most rigorous campaign-finance laws in the nation, with Gov. Jerry Brown’s signing on Saturday of a bill to require clear disclosure of political contributors in print, television and online ads.
7.) From the world of Medicine comes word researchers have created a new treatment that can kill cancer directly without affecting healthy cells – a development that could dramatically improve survival rates of patients suffering from the disease.