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Top eight CNS stories for today including Hungary lost another round in its wide-ranging rule-of-law fight with European Union leaders; President Donald Trump killed the possibility of another Covid-19 relief measure before the election; Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is widening his lead among likely voters, and more.

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Top eight CNS stories for today including Hungary lost another round in its wide-ranging rule-of-law fight with European Union leaders; President Donald Trump killed the possibility of another Covid-19 relief measure before the election; Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is widening his lead among likely voters, and more.

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National

1.) Announcing that he will no longer negotiate a deal with House Democrats, President Donald Trump on Tuesday killed the possibility of another Covid-19 relief measure.

The U.S. Capitol building in Washington. (Courthouse News photo/Jack Rodgers)

2.) Several justices with the U.S. Supreme Court hinted Tuesday that a law protecting religious freedoms includes a subtext that would allow individuals to sue government agents for money damages

In this Sept. 11, 2001, file photo, smoke rises from the burning twin towers of the World Trade Center after hijacked planes crashed into the towers, in New York City. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

3.) After a week that featured a highly contentious presidential debate and a stay in the hospital following a positive Covid-19 diagnosis for President Donald Trump, new polling shows Democratic candidate Joe Biden is widening his lead over the president among likely voters.

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, about the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Regional

4.) A Republican-backed political group that has called President Trump a “danger to the Constitution” is launching a $1 million ad campaign in Texas, hoping to cash in on recent polls showing a relatively tight race between Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden in the Lone Star State.

Standing at the fence, supporters of President Donald Trump display flags and signs as they wait for Air Force One to land Wednesday afternoon July 29, 2020 at Midland International Air and Space Port in Midland Texas. (AP Photo/Ben Powell)

5.) A lawyer for Arkansas faced stiff questioning from the Supreme Court on Tuesday as to how the state can regulate drug prices where federal law already applies.

A customer waits for his medication behind a sheet of plastic installed to help curb the spread of the coronavirus at a CVS pharmacy store in Morton Grove, Ill., Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Customer and pharmacist being separated by crates and plastic sheets during the Covid-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

International

6.) Hungary on Tuesday lost another round in its wide-ranging rule-of-law fight with European Union leaders after Europe’s highest court said a Soros-funded university was illegally forced to move most of its classes to Vienna from Budapest.

FILE - In this May 29, 2018, file photo, philanthropist George Soros, founder and chairman of the Open Society Foundations, attends the European Council On Foreign Relations Annual Meeting in Paris. The FBI and local police responded to an address near Soros' home after an object that appeared to be an explosive was found in a mailbox. The Bedford Police Department said it responded to the address in the hamlet of Katonah, N.Y., Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, after an employee of the residence opened the package. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

7.) European spy agencies can only keep bulk personal data in the event of a serious emergency, the EU’s high court ruled Tuesday. 

Women read a book and check their smartphones in a subway train as signs reading ' please do not seat here, respect social distances ' are written on seats in Milan, Italy, Monday, April 27, 2020. Italian factories, construction sites and wholesale supply businesses can resume activity as soon as they put safety measures into place aimed at containing contagion with COVID-19. This concession comes with partial easing of national lockdown restrictions announced Sunday night by Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte. (Claudio Furlan/LaPresse via AP)

8.) European Union institutions and member states spent Tuesday arguing before the bloc’s high court over the legality of a treaty aimed at combating violence against women.

Women stage a die-in while holding placards with the names of women killed by their partners during a protest in Paris in 2019. (Thibault Camus/AP)
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