Nightly Brief

Your Tuesday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News

Top CNS stories for today including California will become the first state to require presidential candidates to release their tax returns in order to land on the state’s primary ballot; President Donald Trump took to Twitter to say Chinese officials will have a much harder time negotiating a deal to purchase American agricultural products if he is re-elected in 2020; Italian police provided more details surrounding the killing of a plainclothes Carabiniere officer who is said to have been stabbed to death in central Rome by a teenager from California during a drug deal gone bad, and more.

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National

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1.) California will become the first state to require presidential candidates to release their tax returns in order to land on the state’s primary ballot, under legislation signed Tuesday by Governor Gavin Newsom.

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2.) As trade talks between the two countries resumed Tuesday, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to say Chinese officials will have a much harder time negotiating a deal to purchase American agricultural products if he is re-elected in 2020.

3.) Americans are far less concerned about two potential global threats that a majority of the country viewed as prominent existential risks just two years ago – North Korea and the Islamic State Group – but they are afraid of one thing: cyberattacks.

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4.) Testifying Tuesday before a Senate committee, President Trump’s nominee to be the number two military officer in the country denied sexual misconduct allegations levied against him by a former aide.

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5.) Tuesday marks the 400th anniversary of the first representative assembly in Jamestown, Virginia, but an event meant to honor the day was split in two shortly after the announcement that President Trump would be involved.

International

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6.) Making its debut during the gay pride festival in Amsterdam, ride-hailing giant Uber announced a new feature just for customers in the Netherlands: reporting discrimination by both drivers and passengers.

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7.) Italian police on Tuesday provided more details – but also stoked more questions – surrounding the killing of a plainclothes Carabiniere officer who is said to have been stabbed to death in central Rome by a teenager from California during a drug deal gone bad.

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8.) Children splash in a wading pool on the front lawn of what was once a hulking public art institute on Via del Casale de Merode, a residential street near central Rome. Their shouts of glee fill the heavy summer air with lightness. For now, life carries on as normal inside this gigantic squat.

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