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Top Eight

Top eight CNS stories for today including the Justice Department hit Google with a federal antitrust action; Joe Biden continues to hold on to his lead over President Donald Trump two weeks before Election Day; The fiancée of murdered Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi filed a lawsuit in Washington federal court blaming Saudi leaders for his death, and more.

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Top eight CNS stories for today including the Justice Department hit Google with a federal antitrust action; Joe Biden continues to hold on to his lead over President Donald Trump two weeks before Election Day; The fiancée of murdered Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi filed a lawsuit in Washington federal court blaming Saudi leaders for his death, and more.

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National

1.) In a long-anticipated move, the U.S. Department of Justice hit Google with a federal antitrust action on Tuesday, accusing the tech giant of using its dominance over online searches to stifle competition and harm consumers. 

Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

2.) With just two weeks to go before Election Day, former Vice President Joe Biden continues to hold on to his lead over President Donald Trump, with most voters saying they trust the former VP to handle the key issues dominating the election cycle in America.

Vice President Joe Biden and Presidet Donald Trump will vie for voters in November. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

3.) Secretaries of state and media experts agree: it will take a while before the results of the 2020 general election are known.

FILE - A person drops applications for mail-in-ballots into a mail box. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

4.) Finding strong indications of “bad faith” in the way Education Secretary Betsy DeVos denied 94% of student debt relief claims in recent months, a federal judge rejected a proposed settlement and fast-tracked a lawsuit over long delays in deciding borrower defense claims.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos waits to testify before a House Committee on Appropriation subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Regional

5.) A Tennessee security company’s effort to recruit and deploy an armed and paid militia to Minnesota polling places made its way to federal court Tuesday, where two nonprofits accused the company of trying to intimidate voters.

Voters line up to cast ballots a day ahead of Minnesota's primary election at the Minneapolis Election and Voters Services offices in August 2020. (Jim Mone/AP)

6.) New York accused an Amish church’s former cost-sharing partner on Tuesday of running an illegal insurance business that shortchanged some 40,000 enrollees who expected comprehensive health care plans.

Medical personnel work in the emergency department at NYC Health + Hospitals Metropolitan, Wednesday, May 27, 2020, in New York. At hospitals around the country, nurses, doctors and other health care workers are reckoning with the psychological toll of the virus fight, coupled with fears that the disease could flare anew later this year. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

International

7.) The fiancée of murdered Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi filed a lawsuit in Washington federal court Tuesday blaming Saudi Arabia’s crown prince and over two dozen other Saudi officials for his 2018 killing.

People hold posters of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, near the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, marking the two-year anniversary of his death, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. The gathering was held outside the consulate building, starting at 1:14 p.m. (1014 GMT) marking the time Khashoggi walked into the building where he met his demise. The posters read in Arabic:' Khashoggi's Friends Around the World'. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

8.) A federal judge denied bail Tuesday to the former Mexican defense secretary who was arrested in the U.S. last week on drug-trafficking and money-laundering charges. 

Mexico's Defense Secretary Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda salutes soldiers at the Number 1 military camp in Mexico City, Saturday, April 16, 2016. Cienfuegos formally apologized to the country for a video-recorded incident of torture involving two soldiers and a federal police officer. He urged soldiers and citizens to come forward to report other abuses. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
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