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Top CNS stories for today including the Trump Foundation has agreed to dissolve under the watchful eyes of a judge and New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood; Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn requested a delay of his sentencing for lying to the FBI; Wisconsin liberal advocacy groups asked a federal judge to block voting limits that became law when outgoing Republican Governor Scott Walker signed controversial lame-duck bills last week, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including the Trump Foundation has agreed to dissolve under the watchful eyes of a judge and New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood; Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn requested a delay of his sentencing for lying to the FBI; Wisconsin liberal advocacy groups asked a federal judge to block voting limits that became law when outgoing Republican Governor Scott Walker signed controversial lame-duck bills last week, and more.

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National

New York Attorney General Barbara underwood notes that the Trump Organization made at least five $100,000 grants to groups in Iowa in the days immediately before the Feb. 1, 2016, Iowa caucuses.

1.) The Trump Foundation has agreed to dissolve under the watchful eyes of a judge and New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood, papers made public Tuesday show.

President Donald Trump's former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn arrives at federal court in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

2.) Facing unexpected condemnation from a federal judge, former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn requested a delay Tuesday of his sentencing for lying to the FBI.

Bijan Rafiekian, a onetime business partner to former national security adviser Michael Flynn, leaves the FBI Field Office on Dec. 17, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

3.) A onetime business partner of Michael Flynn pleaded not guilty Tuesday to conspiring against the United States as an illegal agent of Turkey.

The Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. (Associated Press)

4.) The Justice Department asked the Fourth Circuit on Monday to stay a lawsuit filed by two attorneys general accusing President Donald Trump of violating anti-corruption clauses of the U.S. Constitution through his businesses.

Regional

FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2018, file photo, Democratic challenger Tony Evers, left, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, shake hands during gubernatorial debate in Madison, Wis. Republicans pushing to hang on to power in Wisconsin and Michigan aren't stopping at curbing the authority of incoming Democratic governors. They're also trying to hamstring Democrats who are about to take over as attorneys general. (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)

5.) Wisconsin liberal advocacy groups asked a federal judge Monday to block voting limits that became law when outgoing Republican Governor Scott Walker signed controversial lame-duck bills last week.

U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., goes over the rules in a television studio prior to a televised debate with U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Phoenix. Both ladies are seeking to fill the seat of U.S. Sen. Jake Flake, R-Ariz. who is retiring. The Arizona Senate contest is one of the most closely-watched in the nation. (AP Photo/Matt York)

6.) Arizona Governor Doug Ducey on Tuesday appointed Republican congresswoman Martha McSally to fill the U.S. Senate seat held for decades by John McCain.

Science

Artist concept of the pink cosmic body 2018 VG18, nicknamed "Farout." (Credit: Roberto Molar Candanosa/Carnegie Institution for Science)

7.) More than 100 times farther than the Earth is from the sun, a pink dwarf planet nicknamed Farout was recognized by astronomers Monday as the most-distant body ever observed in our solar system.  

8.) Sugary candies and fatty snacks at the supermarket checkout stand can throw a wrench into any person’s diet, but a study released Tuesday says stores can help shoppers make healthier food choices if they put that junk food out of reach.

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