Nightly Brief

Your Friday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News

Top CNS stories for today including the House of Representatives passed a sweeping elections and ethics reform bill that makes changes to voting registration, redistricting and campaign finance rules; All 28 members of the current U.S. women’s soccer team sued their national governing body claiming years of gender discrimination and inequitable pay; It’s back to Brexit chaos for Great Britain and the Conservative government of Prime Minister Theresa May after negotiations with the European Union this week failed to deliver the breakthrough she was looking for, and more.

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National

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

1.) The House of Representatives on Friday passed a sweeping elections and ethics reform bill that makes changes to voting registration, redistricting and campaign finance rules, but the measure is unlikely to become law because of Republican opposition in the Senate.

(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

2.) Taking on an Obama-era regulation meant to stop global warming, the EPA joined chemical makers Friday in urging the D.C. Circuit to throw out strict limits on greenhouse gas-emitting hydrofluorocarbons.

(AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

3.) With just months to go before the Women’s World Cup in France, all 28 members of the current U.S. women’s soccer team sued their national governing body Friday – International Women’s Day – claiming years of gender discrimination and inequitable pay.

(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

4.) The U.S. economy gained just 20,000 jobs last month, marking the lowest monthly increase in over a year, while unemployment dropped slightly and wages grew faster.  

Regional

(Al Diaz/Miami Herald via AP)

5.) Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has been hit with a lawsuit from a suspended sheriff who claims the governor’s decision to oust him was nothing more than a “political power play” designed to scapegoat him for last year’s Parkland high school massacre.

6.) The Iowa Supreme Court ruled unanimously Friday that the state’s Medicaid program must cover the cost of sex-change operations for transgender persons.

(CNS Photo/Chris Marshall)

7.) In his latest dispatch, Courthouse News’ western bureau chief muses on sports and bird attacks before an eclipse.

International

(Christopher Furlong/PA via AP)

8.) It’s back to Brexit chaos for Great Britain and the Conservative government of Prime Minister Theresa May after negotiations with the European Union this week failed to deliver the breakthrough she was looking for.

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