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Top eight stories for today including Ukrainian forces took control of a small city southeast of Kharkiv and pressed forward against Russian troops; The Supreme Court allowed an Orthodox Jewish university to skirt a lower court order requiring its recognition of an LGBTQ club on campus; Florida has agreed to return traditional on-receipt access to newly filed complaints, and more.

National

Supreme Court allows university snub of LGBTQ club, for now 

The Supreme Court will allow an Orthodox Jewish university to skirt a lower court order requiring its recognition of an LGBTQ club on campus. 

Participants wave flags and dance during the Gay Pride parade in Madrid, Spain, on July 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza, File)

Regional

First Amendment access returned to court records throughout Florida

After a six-year legal saga, Florida has agreed to return traditional on-receipt access to new complaints filed in the courts of the third most populous state in the nation.

(Art by Carlos Ayala/Courthouse News)

Northern California cop charged in slaying of married couple

A midnight shooting at a home in a suburb east of San Francisco left a married couple dead. Now an Alameda County sheriff’s deputy has been charged in their murders.

(Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay via Courthouse News)

Panel rejects suit accusing Michigan governor of using illegal campaign funds

A federal appeals court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit that claimed the Michigan secretary of state allowed Democratic donors to make excessive contributions to the party with leftover funds raised to defend Governor Gretchen Whitmer against more than two dozen Republican recall initiatives.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks with educators, parents and students during a back-to-school event at Novi High School in Novi, Mich., on Aug. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Mike Householder)

International

Tributes to Queen Elizabeth pour in from across the world

A shocked United Kingdom began what will likely be dayslong, profound mourning Friday over the death of the nation's longest-serving monarch.

The Sydney Opera House in Australia is illuminated with a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on Sept. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

Ukraine advances against Russian lines, raising hopes of victory

Ukrainian forces on Friday were in control of Balakliya, a small city southeast of Kharkiv, and pressing forward against Russian troops who appeared to be retreating along parts of the northeastern front lines.

A Ukrainian soldier takes a selfie as an artillery system fires in the front line in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk region on Sept. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Kostiantyn Liberov)

UK fracking ban lifted amid energy price crisis

New British Prime Minister Liz Truss has announced that her government will lift a ban on hydraulic fracturing for shale gas, as part of the United Kingdom's emergency response to an energy price crisis.

New British Prime Minister Liz Truss speaks outside Downing Street in London on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

Mexico Senate approves transfer of National Guard to Army

Mexico’s Senate approved a bill early Friday morning that transfers administrative and operative control of the National Guard to the armed forces.

Chalk outlines and anti-militarization slogans evince a protest against the militarization of the National Guard outside Mexico's Senate on Sep. 8, 2022. (Cody Copeland/Courthouse News)

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