Nightly Brief

Your Friday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News

Top CNS stories for today including a newly released transcript from the Paul Manafort case shows that prosecutors have accused the former Trump campaign manager of working with alleged Russian spy Konstantin Kilimnik during the 2016 presidential race and well after his own indictment; Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker told lawmakers he has not discussed Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation with President Donald Trump or with any senior officials at the White House; The European Union called for new elections in Venezuela but stopped short of recognizing the opposition leader as the interim president, and more.

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National

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1.) A newly released transcript from the Paul Manafort case shows that prosecutors have accused the former Trump campaign manager of working with alleged Russian spy Konstantin Kilimnik during the 2016 presidential race and well after his own indictment.

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

2.) During hours of contentious testimony Friday, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker told lawmakers he has not discussed Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation with President Donald Trump or with any senior officials at the White House.

(AP Photo/Alex Sanz)

3.) Cautious about the government’s efforts to safeguard the 2020 presidential race, election-security experts worry that the job is too formidable to finish in the time that remains.

(CNS Photo/Chris Marshall)

4.) In his latest dispatch, Courthouse News’ western bureau chief goes for a hike at a fishing camp in Northern California.

Regional

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5.) Slamming a razor-thin vote that upheld a New Hampshire beach town’s ban on topless women, the dissenting justices accused the majority Friday of upending the safeguards of equal protection. 

(AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

6.) The 11th Circuit ruled that Georgia election officials must face a lawsuit from voters who say the integrity of elections is compromised by hack-prone electronic voting machines.

7.) A class of horse buyers claims several Kentucky veterinarians altered x-rays and then destroyed the medical records to conceal the true condition of horses sold at auction at the world-renowned Keeneland Racecourse.

International

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8.) The European Union this week called for new elections in Venezuela but stopped short of recognizing the opposition leader as the interim president, as the escalating crisis in the country becomes a source of political division in Europe.

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