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Top CNS stories for today including eight people have died and at least 11 were injured in what New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said was a terrorist attack on innocent pedestrians and bicyclists on and around a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Center memorial; the Senate narrowly confirmed the nomination of a Notre Dame law professor to the Seventh Circuit; Spain’s Constitutional Court on Tuesday suspended  the ousted Catalan parliament’s vote to declare independence as it continues to study the legal questions the declaration raised, and more.

Your Tuesday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News

Top CNS stories for today including eight people have died and at least 11 were injured in what New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said was a terrorist attack on innocent pedestrians and bicyclists on and around a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Center memorial; the Senate narrowly confirmed the nomination of a Notre Dame law professor to the Seventh Circuit; Spain’s Constitutional Court on Tuesday suspended  the ousted Catalan parliament’s vote to declare independence as it continues to study the legal questions the declaration raised, and more.

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1.) In National news eight people have died and at least 11 were injured in what New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said was a terrorist attack on innocent pedestrians and bicyclists on and around a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Center memorial.

2.) The 7th Circuit on Tuesday heard a dispute over high school’s live nativity, a session during which one of the judges asked an ACLU lawyer whether a high school performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s “St. Matthew’s Passion” would violate the U.S. Constitution.

3.) The Senate narrowly confirmed the nomination of a Notre Dame law professor to the Seventh Circuit on Tuesday afternoon, the second Trump nominee lawmakers have confirmed in as many days.

4.) ExxonMobil reached a $2.5 million settlement on carbon emissions Tuesday that will cost it $300 million in compliance measures for facilities in Texas and Louisiana.

5.) In Regional news the American Civil Liberties Union followed through Tuesday on its threat to sue the Trump administration for not releasing a disabled, undocumented 10-year-old Mexican girl who was arrested by Border Patrol agents last week at a Texas hospital.

6.) Last week, Pierce College student Kevin Shaw learned the U.S. Justice Department supported him in his fight against a school policy that limits free speech on the Los Angeles County campus.

7.) From the world of Science, a new study finds climate change could dramatically alter the planet’s typical weather response to massive volcanic eruptions.

8.) In International news, Spain’s Constitutional Court on Tuesday suspended  the ousted Catalan parliament’s vote to declare independence as it continues to study the legal questions the declaration raised.

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