Nightly Brief

Your Tuesday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News

Top CNS stories for today including President Donald Trump’s name has been mostly absent from the trial of Paul Manafort, his former campaign chairman, but that changed on Tuesday; In addition to primary elections in other states Tuesday, an underdog Democrat in the suburbs of Columbus, Ohio, has a chance to paint a Republican stronghold blue in a special election that is seen as a clear referendum on President Trump’s policies; The Fourth Circuit revoked construction permits for a natural gas pipeline that environmentalists and locals say will harm endangered species and impact scenic views on federally protected lands, and more.

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National

In this courtroom drawing, Rick Gates answers questions posed by prosecutor Greg Andres. (Dana Verkouteren via AP)

1.) President Donald Trump’s name has been mostly absent from the trial of Paul Manafort, his former campaign chairman, but that changed on Tuesday.

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2.) The Fourth Circuit revoked construction permits for a natural gas pipeline that environmentalists and locals say will harm endangered species and impact scenic views on federally protected lands.

12th Congressional District Republican candidate Troy Balderson, left, shakes hands with President Donald Trump during a rally in Ohio. (Doral Chenoweth/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

3.) In addition to primary elections in other states Tuesday, an underdog Democrat in the suburbs of Columbus, Ohio, has a chance to paint a Republican stronghold blue in a special election that is seen as a clear referendum on President Trump’s policies.

A slogan asking for justice for 16-year-old Mexican youth Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez is displayed on a border wall where he was killed.  (AP Photo/Anita Snow)

4.) A Border Patrol agent acquitted in the 2012 cross-border shooting death of a Mexican teen can still be sued over the incident, and the teen he killed was entitled to constitutional protections despite being in Mexico, a Ninth Circuit panel ruled.

Regional

Abdul El-Sayed, Democratic candidate for Michigan governor, visits his Detroit field office to thank all of the volunteers for their hard work. (ClarenceTabb Jr./Detroit News via AP)

5.) Voters in Michigan’s primary election Tuesday will decide which candidates will face each other in November to become the state’s new governor, in addition to races for congressional seats.

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6.) Missouri poll workers are bracing for an anticipated 10 percent higher than normal turnout during the state’s primary election Tuesday as the hot button topic of Right-to-Work and a U.S. Senate race are expected to draw voters to the ballot box.

 International

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7.) Europe’s highest court sided Tuesday with a photographer who went after a German secondary school for posting his work on the internet as part of a student project.

(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

8.) A man who was arrested in Ireland to face murder, arson and rape charges in the United Kingdom cannot use Brexit as a basis to block his extradition, an EU magistrate judge said Tuesday.

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