Top Eight

Your Friday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News

Top eight CNS stories for today including German Chancellor Angela Merkel has taken over as head of the European Council presidency and will try to lead the EU through a minefield of crises; Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is once again undergoing chemotherapy treatment but said she will continue to serve on the Supreme Court; California will bar schools from reopening in counties hardest hit by the novel coronavirus pandemic, and more.

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National

1.) Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is once again undergoing chemotherapy treatment, she said Friday, revealing that a February biopsy found liver cancer but that she will continue to serve on the Supreme Court. 

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2.) Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said during a House Small Business Committee hearing Friday that Congress should approve another round of relief money with an emphasis on businesses hurting the most.

(Courthouse News photo/Jack Rodgers)

Regional

3.) California will bar schools from reopening in counties hardest hit by the novel coronavirus pandemic until the counties stay off the state’s Covid-19 watchlist for at least 14 consecutive days.

(Courthouse News photo/Martin Macias Jr.)

4.) Announcing a more limited final phase of the state’s reopening plan, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday that indoor dining, mall and museums are still considered too risky.

(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

5.) Brownsville, Texas: gateway to Mars? Don’t put it past SpaceX founder Elon Musk. But in its rush towards space travel, environmentalists say the company is testing rockets beyond the scope of its federal permit at its launch site just outside the 

(AP Photo/John Raoux)

6.) A Virginia judge has recused himself from two lawsuits over the removal of Confederate monuments in the former capital of the Confederacy, pointing to the fact that he lives near the statues.   

(Courthouse News photo/Brad Kutner)

International

7.) Europe is full of great expectations for the next six months as its most powerful politician, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, finds herself in a position to do what she’s best known for: Fixing crises.

(Stephanie Lecocq, Pool Photo via AP)

8.) With the number of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic nearing 600,000, the United Nations on Friday warned the health crisis and global economic downturn are driving millions of people into poverty and threaten to unleash a wave of famine, war and misery.

(AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
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