Nightly Brief

Your Tuesday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News

Top CNS stories for today including the Trump administration announcing it is ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States since a powerful earthquake shook the Caribbean nation in 2010; the Federal Communications Commission revealing it will soon unveil a proposal killing net neutrality; weeks after becoming the first openly transgender person to be elected to the Virginia Legislature, Danica Roem is keeping promises and preparing legislation ahead the Virginia General Assembly’s upcoming session; a blistering new report accuses a U.S. sugar industry trade group of downplaying and discontinuing research on animals that would have linked sucrose to disease nearly 50 years ago, and more.

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Pierrot Mervilier, center rear, hugs a girl that did not wish to be identified, living in the U.S. with Temporary Protected Status after she and her family spoke to members of the media in Miami on May 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

1.) In National news, the Trump administration announced late Monday night that  it is ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States since a powerful earthquake shook the Caribbean nation in 2010.

2.) A Mexican woman being held in a Houston immigration jail despite agreeing to return to the country she left with her parents as an infant won a small victory Monday when a federal judge said she should get a bond hearing to lobby for her release.

The Federal Communications Commission building in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

3.) Targeting an Obama-era regulation that bars internet service providers from offering slower connection speeds to different customers, the Federal Communications Commission said Tuesday it will soon unveil a proposal killing net neutrality.

4.) Winter may be coming for an Iranian government hacker charged on Tuesday with swiping unaired “Game of Thrones” episodes in a bid to extort the cable network HBO.

5.) The Sixth Circuit affirmed a judgment Tuesday against an Ohio couple that sued Amazon, Apple and Barnes and Noble for distributing an unexpected erotic-fiction hit that used their engagement picture and told the story of a married woman’s romantic interest in New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.

6.) In Regional newsthe story of three teenage girls rescued from a pimp in a Chatham County, Georgia motel in 2015 was an eye-opener for victim advocates and law enforcement officials. But with no safe house to take them to and their parents not to be found, two of three girls was simply released. Today, their whereabouts are unknown.

Delegate-elect Danica Roem on the grounds of Virginia’s Capitol building during the 2017 General Assembly. Photo by Brad Kutner

7.) Weeks after becoming the first openly transgender person to be elected to the Virginia Legislature, Danica Roem is keeping promises and preparing legislation ahead the Virginia General Assembly’s upcoming session.

8.) In Research news, a blistering new report that harkens back to Big Tobacco’s glory days, scientists accuse a U.S. sugar industry trade group of downplaying and discontinuing research on animals that would have linked sucrose to disease nearly 50 years ago.

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