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Top CNS stories for today including New York's attorney general ordering the Trump Foundation to halt fundraising activity in the state; Seventh Circuit rules Governor (and current GOP Veep candidate) Mike Pence can't keep Syrian refugees out of Indiana; in a first, Hawaiian bees listed as endangered, and more.

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1.) Education Called Last Hope for Crime-Riddled Kern County

Kern County, whose police forces kill more people per capita than any other forces in the county, has gained another medal of dishonor: It has higher crime rates than Los Angeles County for all violent and property crimes. Experts say education is the only answer.

2.) New York AG Orders Trump Foundation to Halt Activity

Donald Trump's foundation must stop fundraising in New York because it is not properly registered to receive donations, the state's attorney general announced Monday.

3.) 9/11 Widow Sues Saudis After Veto Override

The wife and daughter of a Navy commander killed on 9/11 sued the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Friday for its alleged support of al-Qaida's plan to carry out the attacks, two days after a veto override made it possible.

4.) Pence Can't Keep Syrian Refugees Out of Indiana

"Nightmare speculation" does not justify an Indiana policy meant to keep out Syrian refugees, the Seventh Circuit ruled Monday.

5.) Foreign Military Students Have Right to Privacy

The Ninth Circuit refused to make the Pentagon release the names of foreign students and instructors taking part in a special school that teaches U.S. Army doctrine.

6.) Official Rightly Fined for Records Request Refusal

A Louisiana city official was correctly penalized for failing to comply with a newspaper's open records requests sufficiently, a state appeals court ruled.

7.) Fired Muslim Teacher Can Amend Bias Lawsuit

A Muslim teacher who claims she was fired from a New Jersey school over her faith can amend her original lawsuit after a federal judge refused to entirely dismiss the case at the school's request.

8.) Hawaii Bees Listed as Endangered, a US First

Federal authorities on Friday added seven yellow-faced bee species, Hawaii's only native bees, for protection under the Endangered Species Act, a first for any bees in the United States.

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