Nightly Brief

     

     Top CNS stories for today including a Bridgegate defendant’s claim that witnesses are still shielding Gov. Chris Christie; Long days of hope and Despair at the border; the 10th Circuit overturning a ruling that gave the federal government permission to remove wild horses from southwestern Wyoming, and more.
     
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     1.) Bridgegate Witnesses Are Still Shielding Christie, Defendant Says
     As the federal trial on a politically engineered New Jersey traffic jam transitions into closing arguments, one of the defendants offered jurors a simple reason Wednesday to credit her testimony over that of other witnesses.”Their livelihoods rely on Chris Christie,” said Bridget Anne Kelly.
     
     2.) Long Days of Hope & Despair at the Border
     Next to a long line of pedestrians slowly streaming into Nogales, Ariz., dozens of men wait in a makeshift migrant camp at the border crossing for a chance to follow north.
     
     3.) Pentagon Suspends Effort to Collect Guard Repayments
     The Defense Department on Wednesday suspended its effort to seek repayments of enlistment bonuses given to thousands of California National Guard members who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
     
     4.) Trump Shutting Down Fundraising Operations
     Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has reportedly shut down his big-money fundraising operation, a move seen as potentially handcuffing the GOP’s get-out-the-vote efforts on Election Day.
     
     5.) Backpage Sex Ad Fight Thrown Out of Court
     A federal judge Monday threw out Backpage.com’s claim that the U.S. attorney general is enforcing an unconstitutional law against advertising the sex trafficking of children.
     
     6.) Wild Horses Can’t Be Dragged Away
     The 10th Circuit Court on Monday reversed a ruling that gave the Bureau of Land Management permission to remove hundreds of wild horses from the Checkerboard area of southwestern Wyoming.
     
     7.) Court Denies Post-Job Confidentiality Privilege
     A high school quarterback who suffered a permanent brain injury is entitled to discovery of communications between former coaches and the school district, a narrowly divided Washington Supreme Court ruled
     
     8.) Divorced Couple’s Embryos Must Be Destroyed
     A divorced couple’s frozen embryos should be discarded, despite the mother’s wish to use them, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled.

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