Nightly Brief

Your Thursday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News

Top CNS stories for today including the House of Representatives on Thursday passed two bills that would reopen several shuttered government agencies, as a potential long-shot deal to reopen the government crumbled in the Senate; President Donald Trump was met with protests in Texas as he showed no signs of giving up on his signature campaign promise of a wall along the southern border; A federal judge ruled the Special Counsel’s office must divulge all evidence it has to back up claims that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has breached his plea deal, and more.

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National

(Carlos Barria/Pool Photo via AP)

1.) With the partial government shutdown in its 20th day, the House of Representatives on Thursday passed two bills that would reopen several shuttered government agencies, as a potential long-shot deal to reopen the government crumbled in the Senate.  

(CNS Photo/Sarah Flores)

2.) In his first presidential visit to the Texas-Mexico border on Thursday, President Donald Trump was met with protests as he showed no signs of giving up on his signature campaign promise: a wall along the southern border that he continues to insist is a matter of national security.

(Dana Verkouteren via AP)

3.) The Special Counsel’s office must divulge all evidence it has to back up claims that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has breached his plea deal, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

(Photo via National Archives)

4.) Conceived by a group of New Jersey high school students, a bill President Donald Trump signed this week mandates the public disclosure of the FBI’s closed case files on murders of black people during the civil rights movement.

Regional

(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

5.) Los Angeles public school teachers can begin their strike on Jan. 14 after a judge ruled Thursday that the school district could not extend the strike delay even further or block it altogether.

(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

6.) A Florida elections supervisor suspended by former Governor Rick Scott must be given a formal hearing in front of the state Senate because he violated her right to due process, a federal judge ruled.

International

(AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

7.) Europeans today enjoy the “right to be forgotten” when it comes to internet-search results, but an EU magistrate took Google’s side Thursday when it comes to applying that right globally.

8.) The European Union and its member states do a poor job of detecting fraud and prosecuting people and companies that misuse billions of dollars in EU funds, according to auditors.

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