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Top eight CNS stories for today including President Donald Trump left the Washington hospital where he has been treated for coronavirus the last three days; Joe Biden made a series of stops in South Florida as the race for the White House heads into the final month; Calls for the resignation of embattled Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton grew from fellow Republicans, and more.
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1.) President Donald Trump left the Washington hospital where he has been treated for coronavirus the last three days on Monday evening to continue recovering at the White House, where a rapidly increasing succession of staff have tested positive for Covid-19.
2.) Promising to rebuild the economy tattered by the coronavirus pandemic, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden made a series of stops in South Florida on Monday as the race for the White House heads into the final month.
3.) Despite 27 years of Democratic governors appointing the state’s judges, Delaware courts have remained balanced thanks to a law requiring judicial seats to be split between the two major political parties, a lawyer for the state argued Monday before the Supreme Court.
4.) Calls for the resignation of embattled Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton grew Monday from fellow Republicans after seven senior staffers reported him to federal officials for alleged bribery and abuse of office tied to the investigation of a campaign donor’s enemies.
5.) The legal limits of the Wisconsin governor’s power to declare an emergency were once again argued in court Monday, as a state judge weighed the constitutional interest in separation of powers against the continuing public health threat of Covid-19.
6.) Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose decided Monday to allow counties to install multiple absentee ballot drop boxes for the November election, but they must be located on the properties of election boards.
7.) California election officials marked the first day of early voting for the November general election by sending out millions of mail-in ballots to voters Monday, including nearly 2 million in Orange County, a former Republican stronghold and the site of hotly contested congressional elections in recent years.
8.) The European Union faced some tough questions as it defended Facebook at the EU high court Monday, in a case over which country’s data-protection agency can go after the social media giant.