Nightly Brief

Top CNS stories for today including a permanent fix for homelessness put to the test ahead of Thanksgiving; Trump naming South Carolina Gov. Haley UN ambassador; beekeepers losing fight over EPA pesticide regulation, and more.

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1.) Permanent Fix for Homelessness Put to the Test Ahead of Thanksgiving

No longer homeless, the 90 residents of tiny homes just east of Austin’s city limits have a lot to be thankful for this year, as they prepare to celebrate their first Thanksgiving together.

2.) Trump Names South Carolina Gov. Haley UN Ambassador

President-elect Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that he’s chosen South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, the daughter of Indian immigrants, to be his ambassador to the United Nations.

3.) Experts Decry Torture Deja-Vu in Trump Presidency

As President-elect Donald Trump fleshes out his cabinet, experts across the spectrum are voicing alarm that the new administration has not heeded any of the lessons brought to light by exposure of the agency’s clandestine torture program.

4.) Big Oil, North Dakota Blocked From EPA Suit

A federal judge showed industry interests the door in a case that challenges whether Uncle Sam has dropped the ball on regulating oil and gas waste.

5.) Public’s Claim on ‘We Shall Overcome’ Advances

A federal judge advanced claims against two record labels accused of committing fraud upon the U.S. Copyright Office while snagging the copyrights to the classic civil rights movement anthem, “We Shall Overcome.”

6.)  $80 Million Fight Over a Leonardo Da Vinci

Sotheby’s auction house filed a pre-emptive lawsuit Monday seeking to absolve itself from an international art feud involving the $80 million sale of Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi.”

7.) Beekeepers Lose Fight Over EPA Pesticide Regulation

A federal judge ruled Monday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency did not abdicate its duty or illegally create new rules when it declared some bee-killing pesticides exempt from regulatory requirements.

8.) De-Icing Salt on Roadways May Harm Female Frogs

Salt commonly used to de-ice paved surfaces can reduce the number and size of female frogs, a phenomenon that could potentially threaten the species’ survival.

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