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Top CNS stories for today including a federal judge in New York appointing a former Manhattan federal judge to help determine what materials seized in raids on the home and office of President Donald Trump’s private attorney are protected by attorney-client privilege; President Donald Trump saying his personal attorney Michael Cohen represented him “with this crazy Stormy Daniels deal,” after previously denying any knowledge of a payment Cohen made to the porn actress; Bill Cosby convicted of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era; Scott Pruitt assailed on Capitol Hill; a federal judge in Missouri rules Dr. Pepper can’t dodge a class action claiming its Canada Dry Ginger Ale is not made with real ginger; scientists conduct new studies that could explain how water came to earth via asteroids, and more.
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1.) The porn actress Stormy Daniels leapt in to the criminal investigation of the president’s embattled attorney Thursday at a hearing where a former federal judge was selected to ensure that no files seized by the FBI are shielded by privilege.
2.) President Donald Trump said on “Fox & Friends” Thursday morning that his attorney Michael Cohen represented him “with this crazy Stormy Daniels deal,” pivoting from his previous denial of any knowledge about a nondisclosure agreement with the adult film star who says she had an affair with Trump.
6.) A federal judge in Missouri ruled that Dr. Pepper can’t dodge a class action claiming its Canada Dry Ginger Ale is not made with real ginger.
7.) Two weeks after a prison riot left seven people dead in South Carolina, 14 former prison employees appeared in court in shackles Wednesday to face federal corruption charges.
10.) Using high-powered cannons, scientists conducted new studies that could explain how water came to earth via asteroids, according to research published Wednesday.
11.) A class of drugs developed to treat cancer and other diseases enhances antibiotic treatment of tuberculosis in mice, a new study finds.
12.) Reinstating a trademark for Lionel Messi, the European General Court found Thursday that the soccer star is too famous to have his name confused with a similar-sounding brand.