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Top Eight

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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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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National

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. 

President Donald Trump drives past supporters gathered outside Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. Trump was admitted to the hospital after contracting COVID-19. (AP Photo/Anthony Peltier)

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.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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.

The U.S. Supreme Court. (Jack Rodgers/Courthouse News)

Regional

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.

FILE - State Attorney General Ken Paxton waits on the flight line for the arrival of Vice President Mike Pence at Love Field in Dallas, Sunday, June 28, 2020. Several top deputies of Texas’ attorney general have accused him of crimes including bribery and abuse of office in an internal letter saying they’ve reported the actions to law enforcement. In a brief letter, seven senior lawyers wrote that they reported Paxton for potentially breaking the law “in his official capacity as the current Attorney General of Texas." Paxton’s defense attorney in the securities case, declined to comment on the new allegations Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. Paxton pleaded not guilty in that case but it is not clear whether the new accusations are related. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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.

Bridget McDonald, right, receives a ballot from poll worker Patty Piek-Groth on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at the Janesville Mall in Janesville, Wis. Hundreds of voters in Wisconsin are waiting in line to cast ballots at polling places for the state's presidential primary election, ignoring a stay-at-home order over the coronavirus threat. (Angela Major/The Janesville Gazette via AP)

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.

Marcia McCoy drops her ballot into a box outside the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, Tuesday, April 28, 2020, in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

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.

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla said in a press conference on Oct. 5, 2020, that early voting for the upcoming general election is underway and voters can safely vote by mail or in person. (Courthouse News photo / Martin Macias Jr.)

International

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.

In this photo, the thumbs-up like logo is shown on a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
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