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Top CNS stories for today including a former Marine carrying out a mass shooting at a Western-style bar in California that killed a dozen people Wednesday night; the Ninth Circuit upholds a nationwide injunction blocking the Trump administration from ending a program that shields some 700,000 young immigrants from deportation; an attorney defending Trump associate Roger Stone urges the D.C. Circuit to find the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller unconstitutional; Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is hospitalized and found to have fractured three ribs; California regulators on Wednesday agree to postpone a restoration proposal that would reduce water for cities and farmers during droughts; a new study finds that adapting to higher altitudes gave the people in the Andes Mountains an ability to avoid being completely wiped out by the diseases of European colonists; in Europe, far-right nationalists see signs their day is about to come again, and more.

Your Thursday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News

Top CNS stories for today including a former Marine carrying out a mass shooting at a Western-style bar in California that killed a dozen people Wednesday night; the Ninth Circuit upholds a nationwide injunction blocking the Trump administration from ending a program that shields some 700,000 young immigrants from deportation; an attorney defending Trump associate Roger Stone urges the D.C. Circuit to find the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller unconstitutional; Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is hospitalized and found to have fractured three ribs; California regulators on Wednesday agree to postpone a restoration proposal that would reduce water for cities and farmers during droughts; a new study finds that adapting to higher altitudes gave the people in the Andes Mountains an ability to avoid being completely wiped out by the diseases of European colonists; in Europe, far-right nationalists see signs their day is about to come again, and more.

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National

1.) The Ninth Circuit on Thursday upheld a nationwide injunction blocking the Trump administration from ending a program that shields some 700,000 young immigrants from deportation.

2.) Families and neighbors of those affected by Wednesday night’s mass shooting at a Western-style bar in California that killed a dozen people gathered Thursday morning at a reunification site to learn the fate of their loved ones.

3.) Fighting the subpoena brought against an aide to Trump associate Roger Stone, an attorney urged the D.C. Circuit on Thursday to find the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller unconstitutional.

4.) After falling in her office at the Supreme Court the previous evening, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized Thursday and found to have fractured three ribs.

Regional

5.) Yielding to the governor’s office, California regulators on Wednesday agreed to postpone a restoration proposal that would reduce water for cities and farmers during droughts in hopes of spurring last-minute negotiations among the plan’s critics.

6.) Citing legitimate concerns an escape attempt could follow, a federal judge refused Thursday to let Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman hug his wife before the start of his drug-trafficking trial.

7.) Defending the city’s sanctuary status, an attorney for Philadelphia urged the Third Circuit on Wednesday to affirm that its position should not come at the cost of federal funding.

Science

8.) Adapting to higher altitudes gave the people in the Andes Mountains an advantage most inhabitants of the “New World” unfortunately did not have: They were able to avoid being completely wiped out by the diseases of European colonists, according to a new genetic study of people in the region.

International

9.) “Merkel exit. Macron weak. Salvini strong. Brexit. The destruction of the EU is unfolding.” Done. Send. In 13 words on Twitter, Geert Wilders, the far-right anti-Islamic Dutch party leader living under police protection due to threats, summed up the reasons for a jubilant mood among Europe’s far-right nationalists.

10.) Reviving a trademark dispute over spin-class equipment, the European General Court ruled Thursday that authorities must consider input from gym operators, not just the perceptions of the general public.

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