Nightly Brief

Your Monday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News

Top CNS stories for today including President Donald Trump’s proposed budget would cut spending by $2.7 trillion over 10 years, make certain welfare programs contingent on a work requirement and seek $8.6 billion to build his long-promised wall along the southern border; Milwaukee was officially selected to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention over fellow finalist cities Houston and Miami; Two new studies paint a grim picture of the effects of climate change on global ecology, and more.  

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National

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1.) The budget President Donald Trump proposed Monday would cut spending by $2.7 trillion over 10 years, make certain welfare programs contingent on a work requirement and seek $8.6 billion to build his long-promised wall along the southern border.

(Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

2.) After months of speculation and campaigning, Milwaukee was officially selected Monday to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention over fellow finalist cities Houston and Miami.

3.) The parade of Democratic presidential hopefuls continued Sunday at the South by Southwest festival, where discussions with Washington Governor Jay Inslee and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro highlighted the strategies primary candidates are taking to try to set themselves apart in a crowded field.

4.) A vintage aircraft collector cannot lay claim to a P-51 Mustang fighter plane he says was pieced together from parts of another plane stolen from him because he waited too long to bring a lawsuit, the Seventh Circuit ruled.

5.) California cities should be allowed to create and use their own public banking system, according to lawmakers who introduced a bill Monday they say will pave the way for a financial system that is more transparent about how money is spent by local governments.

Science

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6.) Two new studies issued Monday paint a grim picture of the effects of climate change on global ecology.

(Hiroki Yamauchi/Kyodo News via AP)

7.) A strong earthquake might feel frightening to anyone caught in the middle, but a study from researchers in quake-prone Tokyo say new sensors originally meant to observe the gravitational waves from the Big Bang could one day be used to give people as much as a 10-second warning before a temblor hits.

8.) A trip to the eye doctor may someday reveal Alzheimer’s disease before any symptoms manifest, according to a study published Monday in the journal Ophthalmology Retina.

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