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Top CNS stories for today including New Mexico’s records law called unconstitutional; the Ninth Circuit puts Muslim-ban case on hold as the Trump administration rewrites order; researchers believe they can explain why warmer oceans, not air, causing ice sheets to disintegrate; Los Angeles Superior Court unveils a new e-filing system, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including 17 Oregon counties fighting the expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument; Alexander Acosta is President Trump’s new pick for labor secretary; the Phoenix City Council rejects a proposal that it become a sanctuary city; oil and gas wells linked to childhood leukemia, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including Andrew Puzder withdrawing his name from consideration to serve as President Donald Trump’s secretary of labor; Boeing workers in South Carolina cast votes on whether to unionize with their decision seen as a bellwether of union shift; the Ninth Circuit is urged to protect desert eagles; a libel suit stemming from reporting on the Deepwater Horizon disaster is thrown out, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including 190,000 evacuated as California’s Lake Oroville dam spills over; documents provided to the Senate Judiciary Committee by Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch reveal a speedy selection process as Donald Trump prepared to take the reins of government; a federal judge refused on Monday to issue a restraining order to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline; Greece reclaims a looted sarcophagus believed to be more than 1,800 years old, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including Judges and court clerks from across California convening Thursday to consider a range of trial court funding priorities ahead of budget talks with the Legislature; a French presidential hopeful courts U.S. climate scientists; young penguins are being driven to starvation by fishing and climate change; a pipeline proposal inspires spirited debate in rural Louisiana, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including a unanimous Ninth Circuit panel handing the fledgling Trump administration a significant defeat Thursday afternoon, ruling against its effort to reinstate the ban on travelers from seven predominately Muslim nations; California’s drought rules are extended despite record-breaking rains in January; an Oklahoma town cancels its Valentine’s Day dance because its morality ordinance forbids dancing within 500 feet of a church, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including GOP senators invoking an obscure Senate rule to silence Elizabeth Warren; a North Carolina court blocked efforts Wednesday by the GOP-controlled state Senate’s to hold review hearings on cabinet appointments by newly elected Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper; researchers forecast increasingly dangerous fire weather as the effects of climate change continue to expand; a lawyer’s group blasts President Donald Trump’s attack on judge, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including Vice President Mike Pence casting the tie-breaking vote that confirmed Betsy DeVos as the nation’s new education secretary; environmentalists fear President Donald Trump’s freeze on regulations will imperil the bumblebee; New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez vetoes emergency funds requested by the state court system; the Texas Board of Education gives its preliminary approval to a biology curriculum that challenges the theory of evolution, and more.

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Top CNS stories for today including a federal judge in Seattle blocks Trump travel ban with nationwide effect; a Facebook user-privacy battle hits New York’s high court; legal experts see a young Scalia in President Donald Trump’s SCOTUS pick; a collaborative effort to raise and release Quino checkerspot butterflies in California may be the last chance to save them, and more.

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