Nightly Brief

Your Wednesday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News

Top CNS stories for today including the D.C. Circuit rejected President Donald Trump’s request to fast-track a ruling allowing enforcement of three executive orders tightening regulations on labor negotiations in government workplaces; A new poll shows former Vice President Joe Biden is dominating his Democratic rivals in the early primary state of South Carolina; The American public is evenly split on whether the media treats President Donald Trump with rugged contempt or coddles him with low standards, and more.

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National

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1.) The D.C. Circuit on Wednesday rejected President Donald Trump’s request to fast-track a ruling allowing enforcement of three executive orders tightening regulations on labor negotiations in government workplaces.

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2.) A new poll shows former Vice President Joe Biden is dominating his Democratic rivals in the early primary state of South Carolina, leading his closet competitor by nearly 20 points.

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3.) The American public is evenly split on whether the media treats President Donald Trump with rugged contempt or coddles him with low standards, according to a poll released Wednesday.

(Angela Major/The Janesville Gazette via AP)

4.) In a study that says the over-50 set is more than twice as likely to follow local news, the Pew Research Center reported strong correlations as well Wednesday with race and education.

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5.) The Trump administration’s decision to resume federal executions, and to use a single drug with a history of problems to carry them out, prompted the launch of an investigation Wednesday by House Democrats.

Regional

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6.) After weeks of pushback over the decision to remove historic murals, San Francisco school officials voted to cover, rather than destroy, a series of 1930s frescoes depicting George Washington, black slaves and dead Native Americans.

(Uma Sanghvi/Palm Beach Post via AP)

 

7.) A woman who says Jeffrey Epstein began sexually abusing her when she was just 14 filed suit Wednesday against the late sex offender’s estate and alleged accomplices, invoking a law that just took effect in New York for child sex abuse survivors to seek civil damages.

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8.) Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott said Wednesday he will launch a domestic terrorism task force in the wake of this month’s deadly shooting in El Paso that left 22 people dead and two dozen others injured.

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