Nightly Brief

     

     Top CNS stories for today including Gov. Chris Christie facing a criminal summons for 2013 NJ traffic plot; The New York Times rejecting Trump demand to retract story; a South Dakota judge stepping in to save 650 starving horses, and more.
     
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     1.) Gov. Chris Christie Faces Criminal Summons for 2013 NJ Traffic Plot
     A New Jersey judge issued a criminal summons Thursday against Gov. Chris Christie, finding probable cause in a citizen’s claim that 2013 traffic machinations amounted to misconduct in the governor’s office.
     
     2.) NY Times Rejects Trump Demand to Retract Story
     The New York Times on Thursday refused a request from Donald Trump’s attorneys to retract a story in which two women describe instances in which Trump touched them forcibly.
     
     3.) Judge Steps In to Save 650 Starving Horses
     A South Dakota judge has ordered that 650 horses and burros at a wild horse sanctuary be impounded after a veterinarian’s inspection confirmed shocking documentation released by a former employee.
     
     4.) Texas Attorney General Must Face Criminal Trial
     Texas’ highest criminal appeals court on Wednesday refused to hear Attorney General Ken Paxton’s appeal of securities fraud charges, paving the way for trial that could send him to state prison for 99 years.
     
     5.) Fla. Deputy Must Defend Stun Gun Death Suit
     The 11th Circuit affirmed a federal court’s ruling that a Florida deputy may have used excessive force while arresting a man engaged in self-baptism. The man later died
     
     6.) Pacific Bluefin Tuna Heads Toward Protection
     Pacific bluefin tuna merit a year-long status review as the first step toward Endangered Species Act protection, marine agency says.
     
     7.) Wisconsin Must Spill on Credentialing Voters
     A federal judge ordered Wisconsin transportation officials Thursday to immediately produce documents clearly explaining how people who lack a photo ID can obtain voting credentials.
     
     8.) Bob Dylan Awarded Nobel Prize for Literature
     Bob Dylan today was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, for 50 years of songs that the Swedish Academy said “created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”

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