Nightly Brief

Your Wednesday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News

Top CNS stories for today including Attorney General William Barr is set to give the public its first look at the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election; Two new polls show most Americans believe President Donald Trump obstructed justice and he continues to suffer from low approval ratings; The FBI hunt for an 18-year-old woman obsessed with the 1999 Columbine school shooting who made threats against several Denver-area schools has ended with her death, and more.

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National

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1.) Fulfilling a promise about the report he has been carefully redacting for weeks, Attorney General William Barr is set to give the public its first look Thursday at the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

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2.) As President Donald Trump and the rest of the country await the impending release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, two new polls released Wednesday show most Americans believe the president obstructed justice and he continues to suffer from low approval ratings.

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3.) Forty years ago in the Reagan administration, a dearth of endangered-species listings spurred Congress to impose strict new deadlines. With the Trump administration now rivaling those numbers, the Center for Biological Diversity asked a federal judge Wednesday to step in.

Regional

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4.) The FBI hunt for an 18-year-old woman obsessed with the 1999 Columbine school shooting who made threats against several Denver-area schools has ended with her death, authorities said Wednesday.

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5.) The New York City Board of Health voted unanimously Wednesday to continue an emergency measles vaccination order, part of a bid to squelch an outbreak that has already sickened hundreds.

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6.) Recognizing its importance as an indicator species for clean water, Pennsylvania lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to designate a state amphibian: an enormous salamander called the Eastern hellbender.

International

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7.) If he could, cattle farmer Gordon Elliott would take back his vote for Brexit and choose to remain in the European Union, while also keeping the nearby border with Ireland open and free, as it is today.

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8.) Recasting claims that it spent nearly a decade shaping in federal court, a Paris gallery demands more than $18 million from a New York art dealer that it accuses of spoiling its contract with a now-deceased Chinese-French painter.

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