Top CNS stories for today including former Trump University students trying to prevent the GOP presidential candidate from cherry-picking testimony out of their pending class action, the Supreme Court opting not to block a congressional subpoena related to sex-trafficking through classified ads, Notre Dame Fighting ESPN’s efforts to see campus police records, and more.
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1.) Trump U. Class Says Opt-Outs Shouldn’t Testify
Former Trump University students suing Donald Trump want to prevent the Republican presidential candidate from cherry-picking positive testimony from a handful of students who opted out of the looming 7,500-member class action.
2.) Pence Seeks to Rally D.C. GOP Behind Trump
Republican vice presidential candidate Gov. Mike Pence returned to Capitol Hill Tuesday seeking to calm the nerves of lawmakers still reluctant to fully embrace party standard-bearer Donald Trump, but was dogged by questions about former KKK leader and unabashed Trump fan David Duke.
3.) Senate Subpoena Over Sex Ads Moves Ahead
The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to block a congressional subpoena seeking information on how classified ads portal Backpage.com screens ads for possible sex trafficking.
4.) Court Dissects SF Shooting of Man With X-Acto Knife
Defending police who killed a man with schizophrenia, attorneys for San Francisco told the Ninth Circuit on Monday that officers had a reasonable basis to view the man’s 1-inch blade as a deadly weapon.
5.) Notre Dame Fights to Lock Up Campus Police Records
The Indiana Supreme Court skewered attorneys Tuesday on ESPN’s claim that campus police files on Notre Dame athletes are public records.
6.) Polls Show Clinton Losing Edge in White House Race
A bout of pneumonia and a still-roiling controversy over her failure to disclose her diagnosis, aren’t the only things causing Hillary Clinton concern as her campaign for the White House entered its final weeks, a series of new polls suggests the race is tightening with Trump even leading in an important battleground state.
7.) GOP Gets Nowhere on Clinton Probe Redactions
A congressional hearing into Hillary Clinton’s email activities featured a baffling revelation Monday when Democrats noted that the redacted information over which Republicans are clamoring is being withheld by a different GOP committee.
8.) Emissions Mean Rising Sea Temps Here to Stay
The 30-year increase in average ocean temperatures will continue for the foreseeable future, as greenhouse gases continue to build up in the atmosphere.
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