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Top CNS stories for today including two congressional committees in the control of Democrats crossed what President Donald Trump sees as a “red line” by subpoenaing his Deutsche Bank financial records; Conservative members of the U.S. Supreme Court showed skepticism as an oil-rig worker fought to have California overtime laws carry over to the outercontinental shelf; Foster kids filed a class action against Oregon Governor Kate Brown over the state’s dismal foster care system, and more.
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1.) Two years ago, President Donald Trump answered in the affirmative when asked whether a subpoena of his Deutsche Bank financial records would cross a “red line.” Trump had been referring to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation at the time, but two congressional committees in the control of Democrats ran roughshod over that boundary on Tuesday.
2.) Conservative members of the Supreme Court showed skepticism Tuesday as an oil-rig worker fought to have California overtime laws carry over to the outercontinental shelf.
3.) Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren made her first campaign stop in the crucial early primary state of South Carolina on Monday night, speaking at a coastal community forum in Charleston.
4.) Apple and Qualcomm settled their global patent war Tuesday, following opening arguments in what was pegged as a lightning-rod five-week trial with billions of dollars at stake.
5.) Foster kids filed a class action against Oregon Governor Kate Brown on Tuesday over the state’s dismal foster care system, which the kids say removes them from their homes at twice the national average and increasingly places them in out-of-state facilities.
6.) Blackface and sexual assault scandals dragged down fundraising efforts by Virginia’s Democratic executive branch, according to numbers released ahead of this year’s state legislative races.
7.) A federal judge upheld a rule that opens up a portion of the western Gulf of Maine to commercial and recreational fishing for the first time.
8.) Charges against the white Louisianan accused of burning three black churches to the ground were upgraded by prosecutors during an arraignment and bail hearing to include three counts of state-level hate crimes.