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Top CNS stories for today including the justices of the Supreme Court appeared conflicted over whether the map for Virginia’s House of Delegates was racially gerrymandered; Former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke raised a record-breaking $6.1 million online in the 24 hours after launching his presidential run; France’s capital was rocked by another round of violent mass demonstrations over the weekend, and more.
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1.) In their second look at Virginia election districts, the justices of the Supreme Court appeared conflicted Monday over whether the map for the state’s House of Delegates was racially gerrymandered.
2.) Former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke raised $6.1 million online in the 24 hours after launching his presidential run, setting a new record for first-day fundraising totals among his 2020 Democratic rivals.
3.) The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to consider whether a teen who carried out sniper attacks in Washington, D.C., in 2002 should be resentenced.
4.) A case going before the Fourth Circuit on Tuesday centers on the so-called emoluments clauses, which prohibit the president from receiving gifts from foreign or state governments or officials while in office without congressional consent.
5.) Recent polls show that 84 percent of voting Texans believe the state should legalize marijuana for some uses, but an outright repeal of the prohibition against the drug is unlikely to happen anytime soon in the state.
6.) The Supreme Court took up a challenge Monday over whether Kansas can prosecute undocumented workers who used other people’s Social Security numbers on everything from tax documents to apartment leases.
7.) France’s capital was rocked by another round of violent mass demonstrations over the weekend as police clashed with protesters and throngs ransacked luxury Champs-Elysees stores and a historic restaurant.
8.) The Philippines officially withdrew from the International Criminal Court on Sunday, a year after its president called the United Nations court’s investigation of his drug war a politically motivated witch hunt.