Nightly Brief

Your Wednesday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News

Top CNS stories for today including a Las Vegas bartender giving emotional testimony at the Senate, encouraging the Judiciary Committee to ban bump-fire stocks like the one used by the Las Vegas gunman; former White House strategist Steve Bannon used Roy Moore’s military experience to defend the Senate candidate’s character and attack fellow Republicans at a rally in Fairhope, Ala; a group of parents sued the state of California claiming the state has failed students when it comes to literacy; researchers argue that in order to establish programs that effectively mitigate the impact of climate change governments must remain committed to long-term clean energy investment, and more.

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Heather Gooze, Las Vegas shooting witness, cries as she testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

1.) In National news a Las Vegas bartender gave emotional testimony Wednesday at the Senate, encouraging the Judiciary Committee to ban bump-fire stocks like the one used by the gunman who carried out the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon speaks during a rally for U.S. Senate hopeful Roy Moore, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Fairhope Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

2.) At a rally Tuesday night in Fairhope, Ala., former White House strategist Steve Bannon used Roy Moore’s military experience to defend the Senate candidate’s character and attack fellow Republicans criticizing him for accusations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls decades ago.

Leatherback sea turtle Tinglar, USVI

3.) The two federal agencies responsible for listing endangered and threatened species announced new regulations Tuesday that continue the Trump administration’s anti-environment agenda, according to a conservation group. The Center for Biological Diversity had petitioned for Endangered Species Act protections for several of these species.

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., speaks to the media on Capitol Hill in Washington on Nov. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

4.) Minnesota Sen. Al Franken will make an announcement Thursday to address growing demands for him to resign due to multiple women accusing him of sexual misconduct.

5.) In Regional news a group of parents sued the state of California Tuesday, claiming the state has failed students when it comes to literacy and citing low test scores and a lack of plan from educators and school officials.

6.) At oral arguments Wednesday, the Seventh Circuit was highly skeptical of medical staffers’ claim they were blameless for a jailed woman’s death after she stopped eating or drinking for two weeks.
A wind farm in Xinjiang, China.

7.) From the world of Science comes word researchers have concluded that in order to establish programs that effectively mitigate the impact of climate change governments must remain committed to long-term clean energy investment.

8.) In International news the European Union’s highest court ruled the EU’s competition law cannot stop a luxury retailer that does not want its wares being trafficked via the online retail giant Amazon.
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