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Top eight stories for today including President Donald Trump sued in Wisconsin’s highest court in a go-for-broke attempt to overturn the state’s general election results; A bipartisan coalition unveiled a $908 billion coronavirus relief package; Environmentalists told a Dutch court that oil giant Shell must drastically reduce its emissions for the world to avoid catastrophic warming, and more.

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Top eight stories for today including President Donald Trump sued in Wisconsin’s highest court in a go-for-broke attempt to overturn the state’s general election results; A bipartisan coalition unveiled a $908 billion coronavirus relief package; Environmentalists told a Dutch court that oil giant Shell must drastically reduce its emissions for the world to avoid catastrophic warming, and more.

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National

1.) Before lawmakers depart Capitol Hill for a holiday season where huge swaths of the country are seeing outbreaks of the novel coronavirus, a bipartisan coalition on Tuesday unveiled a $908 billion relief package.

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

2.) Six Africans who say they were kidnapped as children, then beaten and starved as they toiled on cocoa plantations fought against the limits of corporate liability Tuesday at the Supreme Court. 

Children play soccer in Mali's Dogon region on December 29, 2007,. (Credit: Jelle Jansen/Flickr via Courthouse News)

Regional

3.) President Donald Trump sued in Wisconsin’s highest court Tuesday in a go-for-broke attempt to overturn general election results in a state he lost to President-elect Joe Biden by more than 20,000 votes.

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, file photo, voters wait in line outside a polling center on Election Day, in Kenosha, Wis. Posts shared thousands of times on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are falsely claiming that an impossible number of people cast ballots in Wisconsin. Meagan Wolfe, the state’s top elections official, addressed the social media rumors Thursday, Nov. 5, saying: “Wisconsin does not have more votes than registered voters.” (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

4.) Texas photojournalists have cleared a major hurdle in their lawsuit seeking to overturn the state’s restrictions on drone photography at prisons, sports arenas and other newsworthy locations and events.

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay via Courthouse News

5.) Police in Portland, Oregon, shot peaceful protesters with rubber bullets and paintballs during demonstrations against police violence in violation of a court order barring that very thing, a federal judge ruled 

Protesters mass in front of the Mark O. Hatfield federal courthouse Friday, in the 58th consecutive night of civil unrest over systemic racism and police brutality. (Courthouse News photo/Karina Brown)

International

6.) More than 17,000 Dutch citizens backed by environmental action groups told a Netherlands court Tuesday that oil giant Shell must drastically reduce its emissions for the world to avoid catastrophic warming.

Demonstrators hold a banner reading "standing by and watching is no longer an option" outside the court building prior to the start of the court case of Milieudefensie, the Dutch arm of the Friends of the Earth environmental organization, against Shell in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. A landmark legal battle opened as climate change activists in the Netherlands go to court seeking an order for energy giant Shell to rein in its carbon emissions. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

7.) The Icelandic Court of Appeal was not properly established under European law because of irregularities in judicial appointments, the European Court of Human Rights ruled Tuesday. 

The Icelandic capital city of Reykjavík. (Image by David Mark from /Pixabay via Courthouse News)

8.) Long-distance truck drivers who cross borders for work are covered by European Union rules that ensure employees are treated fairly when they work outside their home country, Europe’s highest court held on Tuesday.

Vehicles queue at the border crossing in Krusaa, Denmark, on June 15. (Claus Fisker/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)

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