Nightly Brief

Your Thursday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News

Top CNS stories for today including the White House discussing a plan to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA director Mike Pompeo; prosecutors assuring a federal judge Thursday evening that a U.S. citizen captured on the Islamic State battlefield has been informed of his right to an attorney; the European Commission says beer giant AB InBev has abused its market dominance by refusing to sell its Jupiler and Leffe brands to Belgian customers more cheaply due to increased competition there; a new study tries to find why we find certain poems aesthetically pleasing, and more.

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson answers a reporters question about North Korea while he meets with German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, left, at the State Department in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

1.) In National news, the White House is discussing a plan to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA director Mike Pompeo, according to multiple reports Thursday.

U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan. (AP)

2.) Having triggered a federal judge’s fury earlier Thursday, prosecutors assured the court this evening that a U.S. citizen captured on the Islamic State battlefield has been informed of his right to an attorney.

Washington Metro Area Transit Authority Bus. Photograph by Larry Levine

3.) The Archdiocese of Washington claims in court that it will suffer irreparable harm if the city’s public transportation system is allowed to reject advertisements the church wants to purchase on DC-area buses.

Mexican gray wolf

4.) Hours after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released its revised recovery plan for the Mexican gray wolf on Wednesday, 10 environmental groups panned it as a “blueprint for disaster.”

5.) In Regional news, federal regulatory delays have put plans for a new casino in Connecticut in limbo, the state and its two federally recognized tribal nations claim in a federal complaint.

Harrison Hall at sunset at the Miami University of Ohio.

6.) An anti-abortion student organization at Miami University of Ohio filed a federal lawsuit against the school, claiming it tried to make the group post warning signs around its exhibit on campus.

Dylan Thomas’s writing shed in Laugharne, largely untouched since his death.

7.) In Research news, a new study tries to find why we find certain poems aesthetically pleasing.

8.) In International news, the European Commission said Thursday that beer giant AB InBev has abused its market dominance by refusing to sell its Jupiler and Leffe brands to Belgian customers more cheaply due to increased competition there.

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