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Top Eight

Top eight CNS stories for today including President Trump and Joe Biden made their final campaign stops before Election Day; Europe was thrust into a state of shock after armed terrorists attacked central Vienna; A bid by Republicans to get more than 127,000 drive-thru votes tossed out as illegal in Texas’ biggest county was rejected by a federal judge, and more.

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Top eight CNS stories for today including President Trump and Joe Biden made their final campaign stops before Election Day; Europe was thrust into a state of shock after armed terrorists attacked central Vienna; A bid by Republicans to get more than 127,000 drive-thru votes tossed out as illegal in Texas’ biggest county was rejected by a federal judge, and more.

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National

1.) On the eve of Election Day, President Donald Trump attacked his Democratic rival as unqualified and urged voters in the crucial battleground state of North Carolina to cast their ballots for him.

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Fayetteville Regional Airport, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, in Fayetteville, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

2.) Democratic challenger Joe Biden hammered President Donald Trump on his pandemic response at a drive-in event in Cleveland early Monday afternoon, one of his last campaign stops before Tuesday’s election.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden salutes after speaking at a rally at Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

3.) The Supreme Court refused Monday to wade into a contract dispute over television rights to out-of-market NFL games, but Justice Brett Kavanaugh cast doubt on the antitrust battle’s chances.

Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis., home of the NFL's Green Bay Packers. (Courthouse News photo/Kevin Lessmiller)

Regional

4.) A bid by Republicans to get more than 127,000 drive-thru votes tossed out as illegal in Texas’ biggest county was rejected Monday by a federal judge who found they lack standing.

Demonstrators stand across the street from the federal courthouse in Houston, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, before a hearing in federal court involving drive-thru ballots cast in Harris County. The lawsuit was brought by conservative Texas activists, who have railed against expanded voting access in Harris County, in an effort to invalidate nearly 127,000 votes in Houston because the ballots were cast at drive-thru polling centers established during the pandemic. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

5.) Joe Biden has a slight lead over President Donald Trump in the critical battleground state of Pennsylvania, according to Monday poll numbers from Monmouth University.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event at Dallas High School in Dallas, Pa., Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

International

6.) Europe was thrust into a state of shock and even veered toward a war footing on Monday night after armed terrorists attacked central Vienna and killed at least one person and wounded up to 15 others.

Police officers walk at the scene after gunshots were heard, in Vienna, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. Austrian police say several people have been injured and officers are out in force following gunfire in the capital Vienna. Initial reports that a synagogue was the target of an attack couldn't immediately be confirmed. Austrian news agency APA quoted the country's Interior Ministry saying one attacker has been killed and another could be on the run.(Photo/Ronald Zak)

7.) Johnny Depp has spent the past two years contending that he never abused Amber Heard while they were married. But on Monday, a British court ruled that the Sun tabloid newspaper did not libel the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star by labeling him a “wife beater.” 

Actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard arrive for the London premiere of their film “The Rum Diary” in November 2011. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)

8.) Lockdowns are becoming Europe’s weapon of last resort as it fights a surge of the novel coronavirus, with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson becoming the latest leader to announce a national lockdown.

The Klappergasse in Frankfurt's pub district of Alt-Sachsenhausen is deserted in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, Nov.2, 2020. A four-week partial lockdown has begun all over Germany to slow down the spread of the corona virus.(Arne Dedert/dpa via AP)
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