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Top CNS stories for today including The Trump administration unveiled a plan to drain federal protections for wetlands and other isolated bodies of water; Vice President Mike Pence cased the deciding tie-breaking vote as the Senate narrowly confirmed a judge to the Eighth Circuit whom the American Bar Association rated as not qualified; Protests that have plunged France into a crisis aren’t stopping despite concessions offered by President Emmanuel Macron, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including the Trump administration unveiled a plan to drain federal protections for wetlands and other isolated bodies of water; Vice President Mike Pence cast the deciding tie-breaking vote as the Senate narrowly confirmed a judge to the Eighth Circuit whom the American Bar Association rated as not qualified; Protests that have plunged France into a crisis aren’t stopping despite concessions offered by President Emmanuel Macron, and more.

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National

1.) The Trump administration unveiled a plan to drain federal protections for wetlands and other isolated bodies of water, doing away with the Obama-era Clean Water Rule opposed by farmers.

Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, in Mansfield, Ohio. Pence was in Ohio campaigning for fellow Republicans. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

2.) With Vice President Mike Pence casting the tie-breaking vote, the Senate on Tuesday narrowly confirmed a judge to the Eighth Circuit whom the American Bar Association rated as not qualified

3.) Leveling defamation claims against three news outlets and their reporters, pardoned former Sheriff Joe Arpaio accused the journalists in a federal complaint of overstating his criminal history.

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2016 file photo, a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent passes along a section of border wall in Hidalgo, Texas. The GOP-controlled House is plowing ahead on legislation to give the Pentagon a massive spending boost and deliver a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump's oft-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

4.) Picking up the pieces of a meeting meant to head off a government shutdown, congressional Democrats blasted President Donald Trump on Tuesday for putting his dream of a wall on the southern border ahead of a bipartisan solution. 

Google offices in San Francisco with the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in the background, on Oct. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Liedtke)

5.) At a House panel Tuesday where Republicans hit Google with allegations of bias, CEO Sundar Pichai insisted that the search giant builds it products without regard for political viewpoint.

In this Sept. 19, 2018, file photo a tractor operator picks potatoes at Brett Jensen Farms outside of Idaho Falls, Idaho. (John Roark/The Idaho Post-Register via AP, File)

6.) Gas prices dropped 29 cents per gallon in November while the wholesale cost of American goods and services ticked up only slightly in a sign of softening inflation pressures, the Labor Department said Tuesday.

International

7.) Despite concessions offered by President Emmanuel Macron, the anger isn’t dying down and the protests that have plunged France into a crisis aren’t stopping.

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2014 fiel photo the new headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB), building at right, is reflected in the River Main in Frankfurt, Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, file)

8.) A bond-purchasing program that the European Central Bank adopted in 2015 to reduce inflation rates survived a constitutional challenge Monday before the EU’s highest court.

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