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Top CNS stories for today including the United Nations voting 128-9 Thursday to denounce America’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, undeterred by threats to its funding; Snowy owls have descended on the Great Lakes region and northeastern U.S. in huge numbers in recent weeks; the state commission in charge of investigating and disciplining judges for misconduct won’t have to turn over records on complaints against judges to the California auditor; a new study suggests global warming could nearly triple the number of refugees applying to enter the EU by the end of the century, and more.

Your Thursday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News

Top CNS stories for today including the United Nations voting 128-9 Thursday to denounce America’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, undeterred by threats to its funding; Snowy owls have descended on the Great Lakes region and northeastern U.S. in huge numbers in recent weeks; the state commission in charge of investigating and disciplining judges for misconduct won’t have to turn over records on complaints against judges to the California auditor; a new study suggests global warming could nearly triple the number of refugees applying to enter the EU by the end of the century, and more.

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1.) In National news, the United Nations voted 128-9 Thursday to denounce America’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, undeterred by threats to its funding.

2.) The Fourth Circuit on Friday denied the Trump administration’s an attempt to prevent transgender people from joining the U.S. military.

3.) Snowy owls have descended on the Great Lakes region and northeastern U.S. in huge numbers in recent weeks, hanging out at airports, in farm fields, on light poles and along beaches, to the delight of bird lovers. But for researchers, this winter’s mass migration of the owls from their breeding grounds above the Arctic Circle is serious business.

4.) Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney sued the U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics and the University of Michigan in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday, claiming she was forced to keep silent about being sexually abused by Olympic team doctor Larry Nassar.

5.) In Environmental news, a new study suggests global warming could nearly triple the number of refugees applying to enter the EU by the end of the century.

6.) In Regional news, the state commission in charge of investigating and disciplining judges for misconduct won’t have to turn over records on complaints against judges to the California auditor, a judge ruled Wednesday.

7.) A suburb claims in court that Cleveland reneged on an agreement reached 16 years ago to buy property for the expansion of Hopkins International Airport.

8.) In International newsthe European Court of Justice rejected a challenge over competing bottles of tonic water in Spain, both of which are branded Schweppes.

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