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Top CNS stories for today including 9/11 families vent frustrations at Guantanamo over crawl to trial; Trump Tower offerings in Canada ruled deceptive; Calif. judge salaries become bone of political contention, and more.

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1.) 9/11 Families Vent Frustrations at Guantanamo Over Crawl to Trial

Fifteen years and one month after 9/11, another day of technical legal arguments wrapped up in pretrial hearings for the accused. At the back of the courtroom, a woman held up a picture of the sister she lost in the attacks.

2.) Trump Tower Offerings in Canada Ruled Deceptive

Investors in the financially disastrous Trump International Hotel in Toronto scored a victory against the presidential candidate and two of his companies on Thursday, when a Canadian appeals court found they were duped into buying condos based on misleading marketing materials

3.) Calif. Judge Salaries Become Bone of Political Contention

A minuscule pay raise for California's judges has revived a longstanding conflict over judicial pay, and a statute designed to take politics out of judges' salaries that is doing just the opposite.

4.) A Vote for Clinton Is a Vote for Democracy, Obama Says

Recalling his own achievements for at least 1,000 Ohio voters, President Barack Obama said Hillary Clinton is the only candidate worthy of their support on Election Day.

5.) High Court Bows Out of Death Penalty Appeal

In a thoughtful dissent issued Monday, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said her colleagues should have taken up a death penalty challenge because the condemned man's lawyer "acted deficiently" by telling the jury about his client's remorse rather than the man's possible brain damage.

6.) Judge Wants More Info on Politics & Climate

A Texas federal judge wants Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey to show she had no political bias when she subpoenaed ExxonMobil for four decades of records of its knowledge about climate change before he rules on ExxonMobil's lawsuit against her

7.) Agency Extols Endangered Species Act Successes

A federal agency praises collaborative partnerships for Endangered Species Act successes with Columbian white-tailed deer and Kentucky white-haired goldenrod.

8.) Trump Looking Beyond Election to New Network?

The Financial Times of London on Monday reported that Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has "informally approached" the founder of a boutique investment bank about the prospect of setting up a Trump television network after Nov. 8.


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