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Top CNS stories for today including a prison term for the first woman and Democrat elected Pennsylvania attorney general; a former aide to N.J. Gov. Chris Christie says the governor lied to distance himself from the Bridgegate scandal; Donald Trump is accused of trying to delay the Trump University fraud trial by defying a judge's order for filing pretrial documents, and more.

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1.) 'They Were All Lying,' Former Aide Says of Christie & Senior Staffers

Returning to the witness stand Monday after detailing a water-bottle attack and other abuses, the woman indicted over New Jersey's politically orchestrated 2013 traffic jam said Gov. Chris Christie lied to distance himself from the scandal.

2.) Prison Term for Convicted Ex-Attorney General of PA

Kathleen Kane, the first woman and Democrat to be elected as Pennsylvania attorney general, left the court in handcuffs Monday after a judge sentenced her to 10 months to 23 months for perjury charges that ousted her from office.

3.) Trump Accused of Pretrial Document Dump

In what can only be described as a document war in San Diego's federal court, former Trump University students suing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump say he's trying to delay the Nov. 28 trial by not following a federal judge's order for filing pretrial documents.

4.) Alcohol Evidence OK'd in Police Killing Trial

A federal judge will permit evidence to be presented that a man was drunk when police shot him to death in Northern California, when the case goes to trial next month

5.) VA Will Probe Alleged Suicide Cover-Up

The Department of Veterans Affairs will investigate whether a long waiting list at a Colorado Springs VA hospital contributed to a veteran's suicide, and whether the hospital falsified records to cover it up.

6.) Gun Owners Fight 'Outing' in Newspaper

A gun owners group sued an Upstate New York County in Federal Court, claiming it will violate gun owners' privacy and the Second Amendment if it allows a newspaper to publish identifying information about handgun-permit holders.

7.) Feds Sued for Records on Protester Surveillance

Two civil-rights groups claim in a federal lawsuit that the FBI and Department of Homeland Security stonewalled a Freedom of Information Act request about surveillance of Movement for Black Lives protesters.

8.) Illinois Can Restrict Nonresident Gun Permits

The Seventh Circuit upheld an Illinois federal judge's refusal to stop the state from banning many nonresidents' applications to carry concealed firearms.

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