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Your Tuesday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News

Top CNS stories for today including federal prosecutors unsealed sweeping charges accusing top college coaches, multiple corporate CEOs and even two famous actresses of participating in $25 million admissions-bribery scheme; The British Parliament rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s divorce deal with the European Union and plunged Great Britain into further uncertainty and chaos as it hurdles toward Brexit; The en banc Sixth Circuit ruled 11-6 that Ohio can withhold funding for public health programs from abortion providers, and more.

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National

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1.) Federal prosecutors unsealed sweeping charges Tuesday accusing top college coaches, multiple corporate CEOs and even two famous actresses of participating in $25 million admissions-bribery scheme. 

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2.) Calling the plan’s suggested cuts to welfare programs malicious and “intended to do harm,” House Democrats gave President Donald Trump’s latest budget proposal a cool reception Tuesday.

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3.) In rare bipartisan fashion, Congress overwhelmingly approved four measures critical of Russia on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after President Vladimir Putin moved more troops into the long-annexed Ukrainian territory of Crimea.

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4.) Looking to provide reporters cover from President Trump’s rhetoric and incessant bashing of the news media, a California Democrat wants to make it a federal crime to assault a working journalist.

Regional

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5.) The en banc Sixth Circuit ruled 11-6 Tuesday that Ohio can withhold funding for public health programs from abortion providers, most notably Planned Parenthood.

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6.) Backed by the NAACP and ACLU, the parents of the young black man whom Alabama police shot to death in a shopping mall on Thanksgiving said concerns for officer safety are no reason to withhold video footage and the name of the officer who fired the deadly shots.

International

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7.) The British Parliament rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s divorce deal with the European Union on Tuesday night and plunged Great Britain into further uncertainty and chaos as it hurdles toward Brexit.

8.) A European Court of Justice magistrate said Tuesday that environmental activists facing charges in France of intentionally damaging containers of the herbicide Roundup can’t claim the EU’s approval process for agrochemicals is flawed as a defense of their criminal case.

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