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Top eight CNS stories for today including Hurricane Zeta made landfall on the southern tip of Louisiana as a Category 2 storm; Some 16 million acres representing one of the world’s largest preserved temperate rainforests will soon be open to logging; Markets tanked again as coronavirus cases skyrocket, and more.
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1.) Some 16 million acres representing one of the world’s largest preserved temperate rainforests will soon be open to logging following a Wednesday announcement from the Trump administration.
2.) Two American citizens are among the five people arrested Wednesday morning, on the east and west coasts, charged with conspiring to help the Chinese government stalk, threaten and extradite a New Jersey resident.
3.) Two days after one of the worst routs in months, markets again tanked as coronavirus cases skyrocket and several states report hospitals nearing or over capacity.
4.) A poll released Wednesday shows Democratic candidate Joe Biden with a huge 17-point lead over President Donald Trump in Wisconsin and a smaller 7-point advantage in Michigan.
5.) Hurricane Zeta made landfall Wednesday afternoon on the southern tip of Louisiana, with top winds falling just below the threshold for a Category 3 storm.
6.) Using an old playbook of last-minute political chicanery updated with a modern faux-news segment, the right wing of American politics has launched a smear attack on former space shuttle commander Mark Kelly — who is returning fire.
7.) The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a second attempt by Pennsylvania Republicans to block an extended deadline for the state to tally absentee ballots.
8.) German highway tolls are too high, the EU’s high court ruled Wednesday, calling out the country’s inclusion of policing costs in autobahn fees.
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