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Top CNS stories for today including the Supreme Court agreeing Friday to review President Trump’s travel ban; the The Trump administration announces it is rescinding an Obama-era guidance that warned states that ending Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood or other abortion providers would violate federal law; the Seventh Circuit seems likely to uphold a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ attempt to financially punish so-called sanctuary cities for refusing to enforce federal immigration laws; a new Gallup poll finds foreign approval of U.S. leadership has dropped to an all-time low just one year after President Donald Trump took office, and more.

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People stand in line to enter the Supreme Court in Washington on Dec. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

1.) In National news, the Supreme Court agreed Friday to review President Trump’s travel ban — a version found by the Ninth Circuit to include the same biases that sank two prior iterations.

President Donald Trump pauses during his address to the March of Life participants from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

2.) The Trump administration on Friday announced it is rescinding an Obama-era guidance that warned states that ending Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood or other abortion providers would violate federal law.

In this Feb. 16, 2016, photo, Republican state Sens. Dan Soucek, left, and Brent Jackson, right, review historical maps during The Senate Redistricting Committee for the 2016 Extra Session in the Legislative Office Building at the N.C. General Assembly, in Raleigh, N.C. (Corey Lowenstein/The News & Observer via AP, File)

3.) The Supreme Court on Thursday night temporarily blocked a trial court’s order requiring North Carolina lawmakers to redraw a congressional district map that was found to unconstitutionally diminish the voting power of minority and Democratic voters.

Protesters hold up signs outside a courthouse where a judge was to hear arguments in the first lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s executive order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with immigration authorities in San Francisco.(AP Photo/Haven Daley, File)

4.) The Seventh Circuit seemed likely Friday to uphold a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ attempt to financially punish so-called sanctuary cities for refusing to enforce federal immigration laws.

The Bears Ears National Monument was one of five sites designated by President Barack Obama under the federal Antiquities Act. (Photo by U.S. Bureau of Land Management via Courthouse News)

5.) From the world of Science, a study released Thursday by the Union for Concerned Scientists finds scientific advisory boards across the spectrum of federal government are worse off than at any time in the past 20 years.

6.) In Regional news, the Coast Guard must face claims by two Northwest tribes that a plan for oil tanker traffic threatens the habitat of southern resident killer whales, a federal judge ruled.

Doug DeCinces in March 1987, when he was a California Angels infielder. (JEFF ROBBINS/ASSOCIATED PRESS)

7.) Convicted of insider trading last year, baseball star Doug DeCinces on Thursday acknowledged that by not coming clean earlier he allowed a close friend to be wrongfully convicted and left three more friends to face federal charges he could have prevented.

8.) In International newsforeign approval of U.S. leadership has dropped to an all-time low just one year after President Donald Trump took office, according to a new Gallup poll.

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