Top Eight

Your Friday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News

Top eight CNS stories for today including Nevada caucus-goers are set to decide who gets their state’s delegates for the Democratic National Convention in July; France and Equatorial Guinea wrapped up a week of hearings at the United Nations’ highest court in a dispute over a Parisian mansion that the tiny central African country called its embassy; Joe Biden still leads his Democratic primary rivals in South Carolina but support for the former vice president is plummeting as Senator Bernie Sanders is closing in, and more.

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National

1.) The third state contest among Democrats vying for the presidential nomination takes place Saturday in Nevada, where caucus-goers will gather in schools, community centers and even major casinos like Bellagio to decide who gets delegates for the Democratic National Convention in July.

(AP Photo/John Locher)

2.) Wells Fargo has agreed to pay $3 billion to resolve criminal and civil claims involving excessive and unrealistic sales goals that led employees to falsify records and create fake customer accounts to meet them.

(AP Photo/Ben Margot)

3.) While the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump included no documents produced by the White House, a first in modern U.S. history, records may soon surface shedding more light on the withholding of aid to Ukraine.

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

4.) Joe Biden has retained his lead over Democratic primary rivals in South Carolina, a new poll shows, but support for the former vice president is plummeting as Senator Bernie Sanders is closing in.

(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

International

5.) France and Equatorial Guinea wrapped up a week of hearings Friday at the United Nations’ highest court in a dispute over a Parisian mansion that the tiny central African country called its embassy.

(UN Photo/ICJ-CIJ/Frank van Beek via CNS)

6.) The son of one of Mexico’s most-wanted cartel leaders was extradited to the United States where he will appear Friday in Washington on drug charges.

(AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

7.) Declining to push back a case that has been a thorn in the side of the Trump administration, the Second Circuit refused Friday to let Turkey’s state-run Halkbank delay its arraignment on record-breaking money-laundering charges.

8.) An acclaimed molecular biologist from Mexico agreed Friday to defer bail and remain in pretrial detention on charges that he spied on a U.S. informant on behalf of the Russian government.

(ESC 365 via CNS)
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