Top Eight

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Top eight CNS stories for today including the Supreme Court ruled that federal anti-discrimination protections apply to employees who are gay and transgender; California’s sanctuary city law will survive after the nation’s highest court declined to hear the case; A former Sudanese Janjaweed militia leader disputed the 50 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity he faces at the International Criminal Court, and more.

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National

1.) In a landmark 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that federal anti-discrimination protections apply to employees who are gay and transgender.

(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

2.) In a blow to President Donald Trump’s longtime advocacy of an unproven drug to fight Covid-19, the Food and Drug Administration revoked the emergency use of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for the virus that has now killed more Americans than World War I. 

(AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

3.) U.S. markets were able to avoid another major downswing on Monday, as the Federal Reserve’s long-anticipated Main Street Lending Program helped prop up investors.

(New York Stock Exchange/Colin Zimmer via AP)

Regional

4.) California’s sanctuary city law will survive after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to take the case on.

(AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

5.) With a 7-2 Supreme Court reversal, Atlantic Coast Pipeline on Monday won the right to cut through the Appalachian Trail.

6.) Thousands of protesters flooded the streets of downtown Atlanta Monday to join a march organized by the Georgia NAACP demanding criminal justice and voting reform, following a chaotic primary election and the shooting of another unarmed black man by police.

(Courthouse News photo/Kayla Goggin)

7.) New York’s rates of Covid-19 hospitalizations and deaths are at their lowest point since the state emerged as a global epicenter of the novel coronavirus, Governor Andrew Cuomo said Monday.

(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

International

8.) Making his first appearance Monday at the International Criminal Court, a former Sudanese Janjaweed militia leader disputed the 50 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity he faces.

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