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Top CNS stories for today including Ex-Christie aide lays blame on Cuomo for cover-up of Bridge plot; Trump says he'll accept election results 'if I Win'; corruption indictments rock Long Island, New York, and more.

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1.) Ex-Christie Aide Lays Blame on Cuomo for Cover-Up of Bridge Plot

An attorney for the woman accused of plotting New Jersey's political traffic jam of 2013 maneuvered Thursday to blame the cover-up on Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

2.) Voters on Both Coasts to Decide Recreational Pot Measures

California is poised to become the largest state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana this November, a move the state's lieutenant governor says could trigger "a domino effect" across the nation - and voters in four other states may also help tip the dominoes.

3.) Trump Says He'll Accept Election Results 'If I Win'

Donald Trump kept floating the possibility Thursday that he'll challenge the results of the presidential election if there's a "questionable result," while teasingly promising to embrace the outcome "if I win."

4.) Raped Trans Inmate Has Case Against Guards

Clearing the way for a trial of two jail guards, a federal judge said jurors might agree that their deliberate indifference caused the rape of a transgender woman they locked up for the night with a man who had penchant for sexual violence toward cellmates.

5.) Ninth Circuit Chary of Clinics' Medi-Cal Case

A Ninth Circuit panel on Wednesday suspected gamesmanship in a fight between two federally funded health clinics and California over prescription drug payments.

6.) EU Space Agency Confirms Crash of Mars Lander

The European Space Agency on Thursday confirmed the loss of Schiaparelli, a spacecraft that was expected to land on Mars on Wednesday.

7.) Corruption Indictments Rock Long Island, NY

Now that corruption cases have shaken New York's Legislature and executive branch, federal prosecutors charge two of Nassau County's top officials with accepting bribes that included a "no-show" job, world travel, and pricey jewelry and furniture.

8.) City Can't Sweep People Off Street in Wee Hours

Memphis police cannot clear people off the street regularly at 3 a.m. without violating the Constitution, the Sixth Circuit ruled.

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