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Top CNS stories for today including sparks flew in court as one of the Russian firms charged by Special Counsel Robert Mueller lobbed bias allegations at a federal judge; The federal courts system said it will be able to run a week longer than initially anticipated during the ongoing partial government shutdown; There seems to be no end in sight for large-scale anti-government protest movements in France, Hungary and Serbia, and more.
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1.) Sparks flew in court Monday as one of the Russian firms charged by Special Counsel Robert Mueller lobbed bias allegations at a federal judge.
2.) The federal courts system said Monday it will be able to run through Jan. 18 during the ongoing partial government shutdown, a week longer than initially anticipated.
3.) After sweeping away the opportunity last term to tackle partisan gerrymandering, the Supreme Court announced it would hear new cases this spring out of Maryland and North Carolina.
4.) Virginia Democrats proposed a series of new gun-control measures Monday as they gear up to try to regain the majority this fall when every seat in both chambers of the Legislature is up for grabs.
5.) Minutes after taking over for one of California’s most accomplished politicians in fellow Democrat Jerry Brown, Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday offered up a progressive agenda and a promise of dissension from President Donald Trump’s “corruption.”
6.) Former state schools superintendent Tony Evers was sworn into office as Wisconsin’s 46th governor Monday, officially ending the controversial eight-year tenure of Republican Scott Walker.
7.) There seems to be no end in sight for large-scale anti-government protest movements in France, Hungary and Serbia. If anything, the desire to protest is likely to broaden across Europe as crucial European elections in May draw nearer.
8.) It was a sight never seen before in France: A Roman Catholic Church cardinal walked into a courtroom Monday to face allegations that he covered up a priest’s sexual abuse.