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Top CNS stories for today including the Supreme Court grappling with long immigration holds; President-elect Donald Trump asking Manhattan District Attorney Preet Bharara to say on; Oakland calling on California to become a sanctuary state, and more.

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1.) Trump Promises Via Twitter to Announce ‘Leaving’ His Business

Bedeviled in recent weeks about constitutional conflicts, President-elect Donald Trump tweeted early Wednesday that he will hold a press conference with his children to discuss his business.

2.) Justices Grapple With Long Immigration Holds

The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday that could determine the fate of thousands of immigrants languishing indefinitely under mandatory detention in more than 180 immigration-detention centers nationwide.

3.) Top U.S. Prosecutor to Stay on Board in Trump’s Gotham

Facing sharp criticism about global conflicts of interest involving his family businesses, President-elect Donald Trump invited a federal prosecutor with a strong anti-corruption record to stay on board in his hometown: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.

4.) Oakland Calls on California to Become a Sanctuary State

In the wake of President-elect Donald Trump’s vow to yank federal funding from cities that don’t comply with his administration’s plan to deport millions of undocumented immigrants, the Oakland City Council reaffirmed its status Tuesday as a sanctuary city and asked California Gov. Jerry Brown to declare the entire state a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants.

5.) 7th Circuit Poised to Grant Major Gay-Rights Victory

At oral arguments Wednesday, the full Seventh Circuit clearly leaned toward granting gay and lesbian employees Title VII protection against being fired for their sexual orientation.

6.)  Texas Judge OKs County’s Courthouse Gun Ban

A Texas county can ban guns from its courthouse, a state judge ruled, siding with county officials who sued a gun-rights activist after he complained to the state attorney general about the policy.

7.) Experts Sketch Future of Trump Immigration Reform

Sparking as much consternation in some parts of the country as delight in others, the formation of President-elect Donald Trump’s administration has experts forecasting that he intends to pursue many of his immigration proposals.

8.) EU Court Upholds 2015 Asset Freeze of Putin Crony

A businessman and crony of Russian president Vladimir Putin was properly placed on a 2015 EU blacklist for his role in Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, the European General Court ruled Wednesday.

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