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  1. A federal judge has ordered a temporary injunction against the California law requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns to secure a spot on the state's presidential primary ballot -- a law aimed at President Donald Trump, who has not released his tax returns.
  2. President Donald Trump is suing his long-time accounting firm Mazars USA and New York district attorney Cyrus Vance to attempt to stop his accounting records from being sent to the local prosecutor.
  3. President Donald Trump is suing his long-time accounting firm Mazars USA and New York district attorney Cyrus Vance to attempt to stop his accounting records and tax returns from being sent to the local prosecutor, arguing he can't be prosecuted while in the White House.
  4. CNN's Chris Cillizza says President Trump has constructed a narrative in which he clawed his way to the top by sheer will. The New York Times released a story that calls that narrative into question. Were Trump's financial successes heavily funded by his father Fred? (Spoiler alert: Yes.)
  5. Everyone's unfair to Donald Trump. Just ask him.
  6. • Mudd: Congress shouldn't ask Intel to snitch • Analysis: 5 key questions about the whistleblower mystery
  7. • Buttigieg swipes at Warren on health care • Bernie Sanders campaign hits 1 million donors • Analysis: Is Sanders running out of gas?
  8. Colt, the manufacturer of the AR-15 rifle, has announced it's exiting the consumer rifle market as demand for high-powered, semi-automatic guns wanes.
  9. CNN's Brian Todd reports about the relationship between Russia and North Korea after a tense confrontation at sea.
  10. Democratic donor Ed Buck now faces a federal charge of giving methamphetamine to a 26 year-old man who died of an overdose, a federal prosecutor said Thursday.
  11. Last month, five Chicago teenagers were charged with first-degree murder after their alleged accomplice in an attempted burglary was fatally shot by the elderly homeowner.
  12. Maine laws expanding who can provide abortions and who can have abortions covered by insurance are now in effect, in another blue state effort to protect abortion access in the face of national flux.
  13. A FedEx pilot was recently detained by Chinese authorities in Guangzhou, a city in southern mainland China. It's the latest in an escalating conflict between the shipping company and the Chinese government.
  14. Passengers were thrown into a frenzy when their plane unexpectedly took a terrifying mid-air plunge.
  15. New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown no longer has an endorsement deal with Nike, the company said Thursday, more than a week after the NFL player was accused of rape.
  16. New York Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán has been placed on administrative leave under Major League Baseball's and the MLB Players Association's joint domestic violence policy.
  17. As if we didn't know Cher's got talent.
  18. Katy Perry shared on The Ellen Show why she and fellow pop star Taylor Swift ended their feud.
  19. A 25-year-old woman walked into an emergency department in Providence, Rhode Island, complaining of generalized weakness, fatigue, shortness of breath... and an unusual symptom you don't see every day.
  20. Rescue efforts by authorities and citizens are underway in Texas as Tropical Depression Imelda moves slowly through with flooding and tornadoes.
  21. Jerry has strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center's latest advisory.
  22. Michael Jones, the Florida man suspected of killing his wife and four children and driving with their bodies in his van for weeks, was denied bond in court in Marion County on Thursday.
  23. Actor Brad Pitt explains why he confronted Harvey Weinstein on behalf of his then-girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow.
  24. CNN's Paula Newton reports.
  25. It doesn't matter what skin tone you're trying to portray. Blackface, brownface, yellowface, redface. Any colored-face you wear that isn't yours is racist.
  26. You've probably never given much thought to the quality of the water on an airplane.
  27. The supposed raid of Area 51 is finally nearing after months of publicity. All hype aside, one thing is for certain: It's bound to be a disappointment for anyone hoping for definitive proof of the existence of aliens.
  28. Ashley Ober, who was born deaf, flew alone for the first time in her life. See how a flight attendant's kindness went a long way. CNN affiliate WJLA reports.
  29. China is poised to open a new mega-airport to the south of Beijing, already home to the world's second-busiest aviation hub, ahead of the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic.
  30. Buffalo police are looking for the parents of a 3-year-old boy who was found sleeping on a porch Monday morning, a post from the department said.
  31. US Navy Senior Chief Michael Forjan is home on leave from Iraq, where he has been serving since April 2019, and he decided to commemorate his arrival by surprising his kids at three different Florida schools in one day.
  32. We know that mysterious ancient humans called Denisovans once lived alongside Neanderthals, thanks to a few bones and teeth recovered from a cave in Siberia. Now, for the first time, researchers have shared what they might have looked like.
  33. So it would appear that we're all not as polarized on everything as we've been led to believe.
  34. In the week after Amazon announced plans to fill 30,000 jobs in the US, the company was deluged with more than 208,000 online applications. That's more than 18 job applications uploaded per minute.
  35. After months of waiting, Apple's new software update for iPhones is almost here.
  36. A Google and Amazon-backed startup believes its Jeopardy trivia app is safe for drivers to play while behind the wheel, but experts on distracted driving aren't convinced.
  37. Starbucks has begun construction on a new location dedicated exclusively to mobile orders.
  38. "Hustlers," the true story of a group of strippers who beat the 2008 financial crisis by drugging and fleecing wealthy (and horny) New York men, opened to rave audience reviews over the weekend. Earning $33 million and surpassing earning expectations, it was the best opening weekend yet for lead actress Jennifer Lopez, who stars alongside Constance Wu as the masterminds of the illicit business scheme.
  39. What a difference two years make. Back then, John Kelly, a former four-star Marine general, was Trump's chief of staff; James Mattis, another retired four-star Marine general, was US secretary of defense; H.R. McMaster, a three-star general and war hero with a PhD, was national security adviser; Rex Tillerson, who had run ExxonMobil, one of the world's largest corporations, was secretary of state, and Gary Cohn, the former COO and president of Goldman Sachs, was Trump's chief economic adviser.

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