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Top CNS stories for today including a federal judge on Wednesday refused California’s request to order the Trump administration to continue making Affordable Care Act subsidy payments to insurers; a Seventh Circuit panel mulled overturning a $27 million jury award to four former Allstate traders who say the company’s false statements about their ethical conduct made them unemployable; the European Court of Justice made it easier for EU businesses to relocate their registered offices to different member states, and more.

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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

1.) In National news  a federal judge on Wednesday refused California’s request to order the Trump administration to continue making Affordable Care Act subsidy payments to insurers, saying he doubted cutting off the payments would result in immediate harm to Golden State residents.

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton laughs to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

2.) A nonpartisan group of election law experts on Wednesday accused the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 president campaign of violating federal financial disclosure laws to hide payments for a dossier that alleged connections between then-candidate Donald Trump and Russia.

Michael Dourson. (Rex Features via AP Images)

3.)  A Senate Panel voted Wednesday to advance President Donald Trump’s nominees for key posts at the Environmental Protection Agency over the objections of Democrats over decried the fact the nominees have worked in the past for corporate clients they will now be tasked with regulating.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addresses the nation in a televised speech, in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)
4.)  Voicing concern about the Trump administration’s recent move to decertify the Iran nuclear agreement, experts told Congress on Wednesday that there are steps America can take to counter Iran’s threats without backing away from the controversial deal.
Gov. Paul LePage. (Andrew Harnik AP/BDN)

5.) In Regional news  a nonprofit that provides job-training services to coastal communities in Maine brought a federal complaint Tuesday against Gov. Paul LePage, about a month after the brash Republican cut his constituents off from the spigot of federal aid.

6.)  A Seventh Circuit panel on Wednesday mulled overturning a $27 million jury award to four former Allstate traders who say the company’s false statements about their ethical conduct effectively made them unemployable in the financial industry.

7.) A witness in a federal stalking trial testified Tuesday that a Houston man became so angry that his girlfriend had an abortion he created a public Facebook page for the fetus, writing: “I think it’s important that everyone sees what a brutal mom I have.”

Trinity site, New Mexico, on July 16 1945, at 5:29 a.m. – 16 milliseconds after what some scientists believe was the start of the Anthropocene epoch. (Berlyn Brixner/Los Alamos National Laboratory)
8.) From the world of Science the dramatic ecological decline sparked by human activity has led some scientists to argue the current geological epoch warrants a new name: the Anthropocene. But determining the exact start of the epoch is difficult.
The European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, File)

9.) In International news  the European Court of Justice made it easier for EU businesses to relocate their registered offices to different member states,  called out a law in Poland that mandates liquidation as part of such moves.

 

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